Victory! Johnny Drama aka Kevin Dillon from Entourage has joined the cast of WWE Studios’ latest film The Buddy Games. Other buddies set to join the cast include Olivia Munn, Dax Shepard, James Roday and Dan Bakkedahl.
The movie is being directed by Josh Duhamel who also stars in it alongside WWE Superstar Sheamus aka Stephen Farelly and Nick Swardson. The Buddy Games is scheduled to shoot in Vancouver from August 10 – 29, 2017.
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The comedy is based on Josh Duhamel’s annual sporting and skills competition with friends which includes go-cart racing, golfing and more. He wrote the story with Jude Weng and Bob Schwartz. The movie will include a variety of physical and mental challenges while testing the bonds of friendship. He was in Vancouver a few years ago for This Is Your Death which also starred Sarah Wayne Callies from Prison Break and The Walking Dead.
WWE Studios is also no strange to Vancouver as they’ve filmed the last 3 installments of The Marine film franchise here.
Josh Duhamel, who is also producing the movie, is the husband of mega popstar Fergie and is making his directorial debut.
Stephen Farelly known by his stage name Sheamus is an Irish professional wrestler and 3-time WWE Champion.
Nick Swardson is an actor and stand-up comedian known for Reno 911! and Bucky Larson.
Kevin Dillon was nominated for 3 Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for his role of Johnny Drama in HBO’s hit show Entourage. He is also the brother of fellow actor Matt Dillon.
Olivia Munn has been filming a lot in Canada this year. Earlier this year she filmed the blockbuster Predator in Vancouver and then went to shoot some of the next X–Men movie in Montreal. She returned to Vancouver to join the cast of History Channel’s military-drama SIX and is back again for The Buddy Games.
I first met @joshduhamel just two months after I moved to LA when I was an extra on his TV show "Las Vegas". He was so nice to all the background artists. I remember him introducing himself to a group of us and thinking how cool it would be to work with someone as nice and talented as him… And now I'm playing opposite him in a movie that he's also directing! What is this life? So crazy. 🙏😊 #buddygames
Dax Shepard is married to Kristen Bell and known for the the drama-comedy Parenthood.
James Roday is no stranger to Vancouver as he played Shawn Spencer in the TV series Pysch which filmed here.
Dan Bakkedahl is still recognized for being a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He also plays Congressman Roger Furlong on HBO’s Veep.
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