WWE News: Fan Given Role in "The Marine: Homefront"
In an article over at the promotion's official website, WWE have noted that one lucky fan has landed a supporting role in WWE Studios' upcoming movie The Marine: Homefront, starring The Miz.
As the piece notes, Mason A. Norman, a 23-year old fan from New York, participated in the open casting call for the movie during the fan Axxess activities over WrestleMania 28 weekend last month. A clip of his lively audition can be seen here.
Fittingly for The Marine: Homefront's military theme, Norman is a real-life US army reserve soldier who was deployed overseas last year.
Talking to WWE.com, he acknowledges his only previous acting experience is a role in a high school play, but enthuses about his love of all things WWE and how delighted he is to have won the part:
Anyone who knows me knows I love WWE. And to think that WWE even knows I exist is utterly amazing. I felt like when I was a kid and woke up Christmas morning and unwrapped 'WWE No Mercy' for the Nintendo 64. I felt like when I was 9 years old and attended my first WWE live event. More than anything, I felt blessed.
WWE also posted a video clip of The Miz informing a shocked Norman, via Skype, that he had gotten the role. Norman's first move is to call his beloved mother, whom he credits for his success.
The Marine: Homefront, the third installment of WWE's popular Marine franchise, is due to start filming in Vancouver on June 11. The plot is centred around a super tough marine, played by The Miz, who is forced into action when a ruthless terrorist group abduct his niece.