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WWE’s Luke Harper Cast in Ted Geoghegan’s Horror Film ‘Mohawk’

He's a team player.

In news that’s sure to have professional-wrestling fans saying “yeah yeah yeah,” WWE’s Luke Harper has been cast in the upcoming horror film “Mohawk.” Directed by Ted Geoghegan, whose “We Are Still Here” received positive notices last year, the movie will also feature Kaniehtiio Horn (“Hemlock Grove”), Justin Rain (“Twilight”) and indie stalwart Robert Longstreet (“Thou Wast Mild and Lovely”).

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The writer/director describes his next project as a “hard-hitting action-horror that subverts traditional genre tropes while delivering a timeless tale of good versus evil,” adding that he and his collaborators “look to deliver a horrifying home invasion film where the home is North America itself.” Dark Sky Films and Snowfort Pictures, joint producers of “We Are Still Here,” will once again team for “Mohawk”; the film has no affiliation with WWE Studios, which produces a number of straight-to-video titles in addition to theatrical releases like “Dead Man Down” and “The Call.” Harper, real name Jon Huber, has been injured since March.

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A former Intercontinental Champion known for wearing down his foes with the gator roll and discus lariat, Harper serves as second-in-command of the Wyatt Family, a cult-like group whose leader Bray Wyatt drew partial inspiration for his character from Robert De Niro’s performance in “Cape Fear.” The Soska Sisters, who directed “See No Evil 2”, have shown interest in directing an origin story for the faction. It would perhaps explain why Harper’s championship reign only lasted a month, a puzzling booking decision if ever this writer saw one.

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