WWE has just finished going Hollywood but that doesn’t mean that its talent has. Fightful is reporting that Charlotte Flair and Liv Morgan have been cast in an upcoming film about pro wrestling trailblazer, Mildred Burke. The film is based on the book Queen of The Ring by Pulitzer Prize winner Jeff Leen and is expected to be filmed in Louisville, KY next month.
Emily Bett Rickards, best known for her role as Felicity Smoak on CW’s The Arrow, will play the titular role of Burke while Flair and Morgan will play fellow trailblazers June Byers and Clara Mortensen, respectively. Other notable attachments to the film include Yellowstone’s Josh Lucas as pro wrestling promoter Billy Wolfe, and The 100’s Marie Avgeropoulos, who will bring Babe Gordon to life.
The timing of Morgan’s casting could be good or bad, depending on how things play out and what is expected of her during filming. Earlier today, it was confirmed that Dakota Kai suffered a torn ACL two weeks ago in a tag team match against Morgan, who suffered a shoulder injury earlier in the same bout. Kai suffered her injury while trying to safely work with Morgan, who was trying to finish the match.
Depending on how Morgan’s recovery plays out, it may affect her ability to film next month but, hopefully, that is not the case. Along with Morgan’s casting could have been some requested time off to accommodate her schedule, so being out with injury right now may not have affected WWE’s creative plans for her as much as it may have for others.
Morgan and Flair are not the only stars making the leap to Hollywood these days. Last week, Seth Rollins was spotted on the set of Marvel’s Captain America: New World Order. Due to his filming commitments, Rollins was not on Raw last week and instead, a series of excerpts from a sit-down interview aired hyping his big WWE Heavyweight Championship match against AJ Styles at Night of Champions.