Friday, October 23, 2015

'The Raid' Star Iko Uwais Signs Up For Actioner 'Headshot'

If you can’t get enough of The Raid star Iko Uwais — and let’s be honest here, he’s quickly become one of the must-watch action movie badasses in the world — you’re going to be getting a lot more of him shortly. And he’s just lined up another project we can’t wait to see, called Headshot.

According to Twitch, Uwais — who, along with his stunt team, is also handling the fight choreography — plays a young man who washes ashore with amnesia caused by serious head trauma. A young doctor nurses him back to health, but eventually his shady past comes back to haunt him and kick ass fight scenes follow. Yes, please.

Directed by the Mo Brothers (Macabre, Killers), Headshot is expected to start principal photography at the end of the month. It will also star Sunny Pang and Julie Estelle, who you may know better as Hammer Girl from The Raid 2. Again, this sounds damn near perfect.

In addition to Headshot, Uwais also has some as yet undefined role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens that we’ll get a look at later this year (unless he’s buried under layers of makeup, which seem likely), and he’ll co-lead Peter Berg’s Mile 22 with UFC champ Ronda Rousey and Mark Wahlberg, which should film before too long.

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