According to Deadline.com, former WWE star CM Punk, real name Phil Brooks, has landed his first starring role in the feature length horror film “Girl on the Third Floor”.
The report notes the movie stars Brooks as “Don Koch, a man who is failing as a husband. He now views fixing up an old house as a chance to make up for past mistakes. Meanwhile, his wife, Liz Koch, is concerned about the renovation timeline as they have a baby on the way. As Don tears the house apart, it begins to tear him apart as well, revealing the rot behind the drywall.”
The movie co-stars Trieste Dunn (Banshee), Elissa Dowling (We Are Still Here) and newcomer Sarah Brooks. Travis Stevens, producer of We Are Still Here and Buster’s Mal Heart, makes his directorial debut on the film, which he produces alongside Greg Newman, Giles Edwards and Nicola Goelzhauser.
In a press release announcing the project, CM Punk had the following to say on starring in the movie. “I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to take on the lead role in Girl On The Third Floor,” said Brooks. “I’m a longtime personal fan of genre films and this project was an absolute natural fit for me.”
CM Punk is best known for his time in WWE, before making the transition to MMA. Punk currently carries an 0-2 record in UFC, and his future in the company is pending following his most recent fight loss.