WWE Studios acquires rights for movie featuring Shawn Michaels


Variety is reporting that WWE Studios has acquired worldwide rights to the faith-based comedy The Resurrection of Gavin Stone from the Harvest Bible Chapel’s Vertical Church Films.

The movie has already wrapped production with Brett Dalton, star of ABC’s Agents of SHIELD, portraying the lead character. Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, D.B. Sweeney, Neil Flynn and WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels are in the movie as well.

The plot revolves around Dalton’s character who portrays a former child star turned washed-up and troubled actor. After receiving a 200-hour community service sentence, Stone pretends to be a Christian so he can play Jesus in a mega-church Easter production to fulfill his hours of service, but then discovers that his most important role is far away from Hollywood.

“It is a privilege to be working with the Harvest Bible Chapel and Vertical Church Films, as they share our understanding of the importance of a strong foundation for storytelling,” WWE Studios president Michael Luisi said. “‘The Resurrection of Gavin Stone’ is a heartwarming tale of faith and redemption that will allow us to continue growing our audience as we expand into new genres.”