Deadline is exclusively reporting that David Eick, one of the executive producers of the 2003 Battlestar Galactica reimagined series and a number of its spinoffs, is developing a television remake of the 1973 film Walking Tall, with WWE star Charlotte Flair attached to star.
The 1973 film, which starred Joe Don Baker, was a semi-autographical action film about profession wrestler-turned-lawman Buford Pusser, who returns to his hometown roots in Tennessee and almost single-handily cleaned up his small town of crime and corruption. The film was then remade in 2004 with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson starring as the lead, with a few story tweaks with the character being known as Chris Vaughn, who is discharged from the U.S Army Special Forces and returns to clean up the crime and corruption in his hometown of Kitsap County, Washington.
The report states that Charlotte Flair (who has appeared outside of the ring in Psych: The Movie and Punky Brewster) will be playing the role of a Tucson cop who finds herself caught in a web of fraud, exploitation and murder, and is forced to go full vigilante to protect her home town from falling victim to modern corruption. The project is currently being set up as a two-hour TV movie, with the hope of gaining future instalments or end up becoming an ongoing series.
Walking Tall will be produced by Village Roadshow in association with Three Rivers, WWE Studios and Mosaic.