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- The following press release on WWE Studio’ Blood Brothers was released today. Incidently, filming began several weeks ago:

WWE Blood Brothers Movie To Film In New Mexico

WWE Studios’ action-adventure stars Superstar John Cena®, Ethan Embry, Michael Rispoli, Boyd Holbrook and Amy Smart.

Governor Bill Richardson and WWE® today announced that WWE Studios’ production of Blood Brothers has begun principal photography in Albuquerque.

The production is expected to hire approximately 140 New Mexicans for the cast and crew. “WWE® is a global brand that has a tremendous following and I am excited the production is filming in New Mexico,” said Governor Richardson. “These kinds of projects help promote the state’s film industry and continue to provide good, high-wage jobs for New Mexicans.”

WWE Studios executive vice president Michael Pavone (That’s What I Am) will direct Blood Brothers from his original screenplay.

In the film, the Cleary brothers, Sam (JOHN CENA), Leo (ETHAN EMBRY) and Douglas (BOYD HOLBROOK) take dysfunctional families to a new level: Sam and Leo have grown up hating each other and neither likes their juvenile delinquent kid brother, Douglas, to whom they’ve only recently been introduced. The sons share the same father, a womanizing drunk, but all have different mothers. Their father died a rich man and when they’re brought together by their sister Nina (AMY SMART) to learn which of them will inherit the old man’s fortune, they are handed an unpleasant surprise.

A requirement of the will is that the three estranged siblings go into business together. Their first job is to bring in a parole violator, who has left Leo, a bail bondsman, with a $250,000 debt.

Their search will take them into the mountains of Mexico where they encounter a drug lord and uncover a kidnapping plot, masterminded by an embittered entrepreneur (MICHAEL RISPOLI) that will endanger them all.

Writer-director Michael Pavone most recently wrote and directed the WWE Studios feature That’s What I Am. As head of WWE Studios, Pavone has produced their slate of films, including Bending the Rules, The Chaperone, Knucklehead, Inside Out and the recently released Legendary, starring Patricia Clarkson, John Cena, Devon Graye, Madeline Martin and Danny Glover.

Since Governor Richardson took office in 2003, more than 144 major film and television productions have been made in New Mexico, with an estimated economic impact of more than $3.3 billion.

There are 10,000 direct and indirect film-related jobs in the state, and more than 250 businesses and services directly related to the industry.

Visit the New Mexico Film Office online at www.nmfilm.com.

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  • andre lewis

    lol you guys are funny but seriously though why does wwe only care about putting all this promotion and time into cena hes boring and corny as fuck he use 2 be cool ever since he came 2 raw in 2005 hes sucked he dropped the rapper thing jerseys freestling he dropped that 2 become a lameass sargeant slughter wanabe wtf yo but id pay big money 2 see any film with melina or natalya anyday kelly kelly and maryse as well

  • Matt

    @erik:

    you pay me enough money and i’ll get you your natalya and melina ‘movies’, if you can live with them being through bedroom windows :P

  • erik

    I mean i would love to see dvd or movie without cena he sucks. Why not have natyla or melina in movie?

  • andre lewis

    this is another thing i have 2 say wwe is gonna burn cena out they push the guy 2 much godamn no human being should have that busy a schedule yea hes making money but damn they push him 2 much theyve pushed him harder then austin or rock they rely on him and its a godamn shame because there are more hungry stars in wwe who need a break why the hell is only he and a few others getting all the spotlight thats why wwe sucks 2day they push the same ass motherfuckers then they act like the attitude era never existed which is bull all im saying is if wwe continues 2 push john like this we may see another benoit situation benoit couldnt handle stress and he had a regular wwe schedule cenas always doing this and that its gonna take its toll on him at some point thats why the damn wwe should push new stars why couldnt morrison or someone else get a movie part all them idiots care about is making money off cena and its a shame

  • damkat

    No but i wonder if he will make out with his sister….lol

  • idontknow2

    At least cena doesn’t have to save his girlfriend…again

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