Ifhad to list some of his favorite movies, I guarantee anything that starred Jean-Claude Van Damme would be on his list, including Bloodsport, Cyborg, and Kickboxer. GSP said it before that JCVD was one of his idols when he was a kid, and it now appears that the former Welterweight Champion will star in one of JCVD’s classics.
According to a press release from Jazo PR, a public relations firm that focuses on various branding, including films, revealed that GSP is being cast for a role in the remake of Kickboxer, directed by Stephen Fung. Although, there’s still no word on which part GSP will get, we can at least confirm that he won’t be the lead because Alain Mousasi was given the part. Mousasi previously served as a stuntman in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Pacific Rim, and Whitehouse Down.
The Exchange is currently financing Kickboxer, and will be looking for a studio buyer next week during the Cannes Film Festival.
David and Kurt Sloan are the descendants of a well-known Venice, California, dynasty of champions. Both are top-notch fighters and athletes in the prime of their lives. When David wins the Karate World Championship, a promoter lures him to Hong Kong despite Kurt’s protests that the man is a crook. Not soon after, Kurt receives a letter from David and heads to Thailand to meet him. When he arrives, he discovers his brother is dead. The man responsible is the viscous Tong Po. Desperate to seek revenge, Kurt turns to Xian Chow, his brother’s former mentor. To defeat the man who killed his brother, Kurt must look within himself to find the strength and courage of a champion.