Kevin Nash had a long, distinguished career inside the squared circle, wrestling as a towering bad guy. Now, he’s hoping to play a good-guy monster. Hmmm…
WWE Hall of Famer Nash is casting his line into what could be a large pool of actors wanting to portray Herman in Rob Zombie’s upcoming reboot of The Munsters, according to movieweb.com. And with Zombie in charge, anything is possible.
There has been no official casting announcements to this point, but rumors have hinted at longtime Zombie collaborator Jeff Daniel Philips landing the plum part. Philips has already appeared in Zombie’s Halloween 2, The Lords of Salem and 3 From Hell.
But that doesn’t seem to faze the former WWE World Champion once known as Diesel. “I love to act,” Nash said in a recent interview. “Rob Zombie’s got the rights to The Munsters, and I’d love to play Herman.”
Nash said there’s a “sensibility and femininity in Herman Munster,” adding this would be “the perfect role that I’ve always wanted to play.”
The ex-grappler actually has a decent acting portfolio upon which to draw. He played Super Shredder in 1991’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, and has also appeared in The Punisher, The Longest Yard, John Wick and the Magic Mike franchise.
And having a former wrestler in a Zombie film would not be a first. Diamond Dallas Page starred opposite Danny Trejo in 2005’s The Devil’s Rejects and Tyler Mane played Michael Myers in Zombie’s Halloween remakes.
Nash came to the attention of pro wrestling fans as the black-clad Diesel, and went on to win several championship belts in the WWE. He later moved over to the then-rival WCW under his real name and helped found the legendary nWo (New World Order) with buddy Scott Hall and Hollywood Hulk Hogan.
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