Wade Barrett’s First Post-WWE Gig Will Be Acting As The Lead In An Action Movie

When Wade Barrett — real name Stu Bennett — finished up his tenure with WWE a few months ago, he stated he would be stepping away from wrestling for a while to pursue other projects. Now he’s making good on that promise, announcing that he will be starring in an upcoming action film titled Vengeance.

Here is the press release for Vengeance:

London based production and international sales company Evolutionary Films are delighted to announce that global wrestling superstar Stu Bennett has joined the cast of their forthcoming feature film VENGEANCE in the lead role of John Gold and will be pitted against THE EXPENDABLES and FIST OF THE NORTH STAR martial arts legend Gary Daniels who has been cast as his nemesis Hatcher in the movie.

Vengeance starts shooting 25th July.

Director of VENGEANCE, Ross Boyask, said, “As a long-time action movie fan – and filmmaker – I’m very excited to have Stu Bennett and Gary Daniels on board for Vengeance. Stu is the perfect actor to play our lead role of John Gold – he has the charisma of a classic action hero, as well as the physical abilities to back it up, and I know that his legions of fans around the world will be cheering him on as he takes on the villains in the film. As for our lead villain, Gary Daniels is now a very established action star, both as a hero and more recently a villain in movies like The Expendables and Tekken. I know that action fans will be positively salivating over the idea of a final fight sequence between a hugely successful wrestling icon and one of the most established action stars of the past twenty years.”

VENGEANCE is a fast paced, action-packed revenge thriller that kicks off when ex-soldier turned mercenary, John Gold learns of the murder of his best friend and sets off to find the killers. What he discovers is a sinister conspiracy, and he sets about taking down those responsible one by one.

VENGEANCE will be produced by the Evolutionary Films team of BAFTA nominated producer Diane Shorthouse and CEO John Adams who said, “Vengeance is a thrilling project for Evolutionary Films to greenlight as our second feature film of 2016. We’re very excited about the huge potential of this title and believe that the hard-hitting cast we’re assembling will appeal to mainstream international buyers as well as satisfying the traditional hardcore action audience.”

Honestly, Barrett playing a badass British action hero named “JOHN GOLD” and facing off against a dude who was in frigging Fist of the North Star is just about the best possible use of him in a movie that I can possibly imagine. Best wishes and best of luck to Barrett and I’ll certainly be watching this movie as soon as it’s available.