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TWO FILM ROLES IN RIC FLAIR'S FUTURE

By Paul Jordan on 2018-03-09 09:20:00

The Wrap reported that WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair will have a role in the wrestling-centric feature film R-rated dramedy Uncle Steamroller & Champion Rabbit.   The film follows a dejected Iraq war veteran who struggles to regain his pro heavyweight wrestling championship while being managed by a failed motivational speaker. Flair will play the president of the World Wrestling Union, a Las Vegas syndicate that owns the wrestling tour that is Steamroller attempting to stage his comeback.  Flair and his fiancée Wendy Barlow are executive producers on the film.

Flair also has a role in the upcoming film Easter which will see release this December. That film stars Glenn Close, Carl Weathers, Joe Leland and Reginald VelJohnson.   Flair will play himself in the film which has the following plot, "In an effort to save both his reputation and family, retired detective, Easter (Joe Leland), finds himself in a war pitted against the most formidable foe - hatred."

Flair has done some acting work in the past, but mostly cameos playing himself many years ago in projects like the syndicated TV series Learning The Ropes and Roddy Piper-Dirk Benedict film Bodyslam the Movie.

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