Shoreline Entertainment has acquired worldwide sales rights to Joe Eckardt’s Black River, currently in pre-production and set for release in 2012.

Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan will star as an FBI profiler alongside Diamond Dallas Page as a troubled alcoholic suspected of murder. Eric B Anderson wrote the screenplay.

Shoreline’s director of acquisitions Timothy Tahir negotiated the deal with Eckardt’s Rock On! Films.

“It’s clear that the team behind this project has a specific, unique vision, which we can’t wait to translate to the big screen,” Shoreline Entertainment head Morris Ruskin said. “Shoreline looks forward to working with Rock On! Films in the future and to promoting Black River throughout the world.”