WWE's Dean Ambrose to star in his own action movie Lockdown

Ambrose will find himself pinned down in a police precinct

Dean Ambrose has become the latest WWE wrestler to get his own action movie, with WWE Studios and Lionsgate set to co-produce a police-based thriller called Lockdown.

The former Shield leader (real name Jonathan Good) will play a police officer who finds himself trapped inside his own precinct and hunted by crooked cops who are trying to get rid of incriminating evidence about their corruption, according to Variety.

He'll be right at home in the SWAT gear.

Tomb Raider: Ascension's Stephen Reynolds is set to direct the movie, which goes into production this month.

Good only made his debut in the WWE ring in 2012, but quickly developed a strong following as part of trio The Shield, showing himself to be charismatic on the mic and fearless in the squared circle.

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Ambrose in the ring with Randy Orton (Picture: WWE)

Lockdown is part of a six-movie deal between Lionsgate and WWE Studio and will be written by Nathan Brooks and Bobby Lee Darby (See No Evil 2).

"Lockdown will continue to energize and excite with the high level of adrenaline our fans have come to expect from our films," said WWE Studios president Michael Luisi.

Previous action films to star WWE wrestlers include The Marine, which saw John Cena throw a boat at someone.