Claudio Castagnoli Added To FCW Site, More On WWE Acquiring "The Day"

– As Ryan Clark reported yesterday, WWE has signed former ROH star Claudio Castagnoli, one half of the ROH tag team "The Kings of Wrestling" (along with Chris Hero), to a WWE developmental deal. Castagnoli will know be known as "Antonio Cesaro." FCW already has his bio up, which you can check out at this link.

– Also as noted yesterday, WWE Studios has acquired the US distribution rights to the film The Day. WWE.com posted an article about the acquisition at this link.

"The Day is a renegade thrill-ride that will not disappoint audiences," said newly named WWE Studios President Michael Luisi. "We went to Toronto looking for films to showcase and expand the WWE Studios brand and found exactly that with Doug's exceptional film."

The film, which WWE.com describes as a "visceral action thriller", is the first that is simply being distributed by the company. They note that they beat out a number of other bidders for the film.

The Day is directed by Doug Aarniokoski and stars Shawn Ashmore (X-Men Trilogy), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism), Michael Eklund (Watchmen, 88 Minutes), Cory Hardrict (Battle Los Angeles, Gran Torino), Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Shannyn Sossamon (A Knight's Tale, Road to Nowhere).

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