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Jean-Claude Van Damme's Kickboxer Movie Now Filming

Jean-Claude Van Damme's Kickboxer movie remake is now casting extras and hiring crew in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Jean-Claude Van Damme is returning to the ring in the upcoming reboot of his 1989 martial arts hit movie, Kickboxer, according to reports. In the 1989 classic, Van Damme starred as Kurt Sloan, the martial artist who learns the secrets of kickboxing in order to defeat his brother's killer. This time around, Van Damme will play leading actor's sensei and replace Thai actor Tony Jaa, who dropped out because of scheduling conflicts. jean-claude-van-damme-set-for-kickboxer-remake-jcvd-gives-rsvp The original Kickboxer was a major movie for Van Dame's career, and the Beligan martial artists became the go-to Hollywood actor for action movies in the nineties. While his Alain Moussi, an occasional actor and longtime stuntman for films like X-Men: Days of Future Past and Pacific Rim, will star as Sloan in the Kickboxer update, while Guardians of the Galaxy's Dave Bautista will play the villain, Tong Po. The cast also features UFC welterweight champion, George St. Pierre, who recently appeared as Batroc in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Kickboxer begins shooting in New Orleans this week and is scheduled to hit theaters in 2015. Films in Motion is now casting actors, models, and talent to work on the upcoming feature film. To apply for a role on the upcoming Kickboxer movie email a recent, clear snapshot and contact information to [email protected] or visit Films in Motion Producers are also hiring crew members to work on the upcoming feature film. According to the Louisiana Film Commission, producers are hiring crew members to work on Kickboxer. To apply for a crew position send your resume to [email protected] What do you think?Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.