Mike Tyson Joins The Cast of KICKBOXER: RETALIATION

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Mike Tyson joins the cast of  Kickboxer: Retaliation. This is a sequel to Kickboxer: Vengeance, which has yet to be released. The sequel is currently shooting in California and Nevada and will head back to complete its production in Thailand.

Kickboxer: Vengeance, which is set to be release in September. Movie was directed by JohnStockwell and stars Moussi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dave Bautista, Gina Carano, Georges St-Pierre, and Darren Shahlavi.

The story centers on the character Kurt Sloane played by Alain Moussi, who is “brought back forcibly to Thailand to fend for his life against a new formidable foe, portrayed by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who plays The Mountain on Game of Thrones.”

Tyson is set to play a “tough convict forced into a world of fighting behind bars.” He joins the previously announced Paige VanZant in the project.

The movie is being directed by Dimitri Logothetis (Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers) from a script that he wrote. The filmmaker holds two black belts, and he had this to say in a statement:

“Words cannot express my excitement for this second installment. The passion I have for this genre just keeps getting bigger and the cast we have assembled is phenomenal. Expect to see spectacular, non-stop, action-packed martial arts from real fighters.”

Producer Robert Hickman added:

“This is a monumental moment for us. We have already signed on 14 champions from the sporting world, mostly decorated fighters from the UFC, being able to add Mike Tyson as a cast member adds a whole new element and excitement to the film.”

Source: Variety

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