WWE News: New Actors Cast in "The Marine: Homefront"

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WWE News: New Actors Cast in
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In movie news, WWE Studios' upcoming film The Marine: Homefront has started casting its major roles in the past few days.

As Variety notes, actors Neal McDonough and Ashley Bell have been hired for the action sequel, which is about to start filming in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Per the article, veteran thespian McDonough will be playing the film's main antagonist—a ruthless domestic terrorist intent on launching a deadly attack on the USA. McDonough has previously appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger and the critically acclaimed FX series Justified.

Variety reports that Hollywood actress Bell will play the titular Marine's sister, who is abducted by McDonough's character in the movie. 

The Marine: Homefront focuses on the Marine (played by The Miz) while he attempts to get back his beloved sister and thwart the planned terrorist attack in the process.

A fairly well-known name in the industry, Bell appeared in the 2010 cult horror thriller The Last Exorcism and is due to star in its upcoming sequel. Interestingly, as the article notes, she also has a role in The Day, an upcoming thriller which WWE recently picked up for distribution.

Other roles have also been cast for the movie, the third installment of WWE's popular Marine franchise.

As Dave Meltzer reported on Saturday night's daily update over at F4Wonline.com, former pro wrestler and MMA fighter Paul "The Mauler" Lazenby has snagged a part in the film. Meltzer notes:

"Former pro wrestler, MMA fighter, kickboxer and announcer Paul Lazenby has a role in the movie Marine 3, presumably ending up getting his ass kicked by The Miz."

Over at his official Twitter account Lazenby confirmed the news, writing: "Reading the script for THE MARINE: HOMEFRONT starring and, more importantly, ME. Spoiler alert: people get their asses kicked."

In addition to his MMA bouts, Lazenby has amassed an impressive acting resume over the last few years as both a stuntman and actor. Notably, he played WWE legend Steve Austin's stunt double in the movies Maximum Conviction, Recoil, Hunt to Kill and The Package. As an actor, the Canadian has picked up supporting roles in popular TV shows like Human Target, Fringe and Stargate SG-1

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