‘Kickboxer’ Signs Real-Life Fighters Dave Bautista, Georges St.-Pierre
WWE star Dave Bautista and UFC welterweight champion Georges St.-Pierre have signed on to throw down in the upcoming Kickboxer remake.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two athletes-turned-actors will appear alongside star Alain Moussi, a stuntman who worked on movies like Pacific Rim and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Tai Chi Zero helmer Stephen Fung is directing the film, which follows Moussi’s character as he travels to Hong Kong to watch his brother compete in a kickboxing tournament, only to find he’s been murdered. Jean-Clause Van Damme starred in the 1989 original.
Bautista and St. Pierre both scored roles in a pair of Marvel Studios films, with the former appearing as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy and the latter as Batroc in Captain America: The Winter Solider.