WWE Superstar Luke Harper is set to make his big screen debut in July 15 as part of the cast of the upcoming horror movie ‘Mohawk’. The world premiere of the movie will take place in Montreal for the 2017 Fantasia International Film Fest.
Luke Harper or Jonathan Huber started filming the movie last June 2016 while he was out of action from the WWE because of a knee injury. The film’s director is Ted Geoghegan while the producers are Travis Stevens, Greg Newman and Grady Hendrix. His co stars are Kaniehtiio Horn (“Hemlock Grove”), Eamon Farren (“Twin Peaks” 2017), Justin Rain (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), and Noah Segan (Star Wars: Episode VIII).
The official write-up from the Fantasia Festival reads as follows:
The War of 1812 has revived violent hostilities between the British and their erstwhile American colonial subjects. The powerful Mohawk nation of the New York region is divided as to whom they should stand by, and so they maintain a position of neutrality. They want no part in the killing – but the killing is coming to them. An impulsive attack on an American encampment has drawn the vengeful attentions of a ragged band of American military renegades, led by the vicious, racist Hezekiah Holt. Oak, Calvin, and their British lover Joshua flee into the woods so familiar to them, but the murderous musketeers on their trail will not be deterred. Not without the spilling of blood.
Ted Geoghegan’s 2015 hell-house fright-parade WE ARE STILL HERE scared the bejeezus out of the Fantasia crowd that year, and now he returns with something a little less supernatural – but just as intense and all the more shocking for its firm historical grounding and unsettlingly timely look at marginalized people. Co-written by acclaimed author Grady Hendrix (MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM), and vividly photographed by Karim Hussain (HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, TV’s HANNIBAL), MOHAWK assembles a worthy cast as well. The hard-driven heroes are portrayed by rising stars Kaniehtiio Horn (Amazon’s MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, Netflix series HEMLOCK GROVE), Justin Rain (THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE) and Australian actor Eamon Farren (cast in Jennifer Lynch’s CHAINED… and her dad’s reboot of TWIN PEAKS!). The villains, including Jonathan Huber (WWE Superstar Luke Harper), Robert Longstreet (TAKE SHELTER, I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE), Ian Colletti (PREACHER‘s “Arseface”), andd Noah Segan (LOOPER, DEADGIRL), are led by genre mainstay Ezra Buzzington, whose Holt is a palpable personification of evil. History often hurts, but sometimes it hits hard enough to kill.
This news is surely great and exciting for Luke Harper fans as he is now officially part of the long list of WWE Superstars who have tried to start acting careers. This break will hopefully open doors for him inside and outside the WWE ring.
For fans in Montreal who are interested to watch this promising movie, tickets are now available and can also be purchased online by clicking on this link: http://www.fantasiafestival.com/festival/en/2017/films-schedule/get-tickets
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