WWE Studios and Hyde Park Entertainment, Image Nation Abu Dhabi, are to team up to produce comedy Untitled Celebrity Death Pool starring Detroit born Ken Jeong, best known for his roles as Ben Chang on the NBC comedy series Community and Asian gangster Leslie Chow in The Hangover trilogy and Baywatch star David Hasselhoff.
Jeong plays the part of a sleazy night club owner who indebted to the mob, figures the best way to make the money is to become the winner of a celebrity death pool and so sets off for California to make certain this happens.
The cast is to include WWE Hall Of Famer Hulk Hogan. Other celebs are expected to sign on for what promises to be a madcap romp scheduled for pre-production in September with a theatrical release in 2015, but as yet names have not been disclosed
Darren Grant will direct from a screenplay written by Peter Hoare. WWE Studios president Michael Luisi and Hyde Park’s Ashok Amritraj are producing with Hasselhoff, Michele Berk, Patrick Hughes and Warren Zide. Eric Gardner is executive producer. Hyde Park International handles sales outside the US.