According to The Wrap, Ric Flair has signed on to make his feature film acting debut. Flair will play the president of a pro wrestling promotion in a R-rated movie titled Uncle Steamroller & Champion Rabbit, which is currently in development. In the film, Uncle Steamroller attempts to stage his comeback on. Uncle Steamroller is a “dejected Iraq war veteran” who is struggling to regain his Heavyweight Title while being managed by a failed motivational speaker. The movie will focus on the World Wrestling Union, a Las Vegas syndicate that owns the wrestling tour that Uncle Steamroller attempts to stage his comeback on. Flair will play the president of the World Wrestling Union; Flair and fiancée Wendy Barlow will also executive produce the movie.
Flair had the following to say about the project
“I really like this wonderfully written script and find it to be very entertaining. The edgy sense of humor is great, but the story also has a good heart. I’m expecting the inspirational story line will appeal to fans that extend beyond my loyal core wrestling base, and I am seriously looking forward to getting this film in front of worldwide audiences. Wooooooooooooooooo!”