If Anne Curtis has an independent Hollywood film, Manny Pacquiao will also star in his first-ever mainstream Hollywood movie.
The Filipino boxing champ is confirmed to be in the cast of Brass Knuckles, an action movie which will be directed by Erick Geisler.
Manny will star opposite Richard Portnow, Carlos Ramirez and Jacob Vargas. Tila Tequilla is also rumored to be in the cast.
Finch and Rabbit are two small time crooks trying to make it big. When Rabbit jumps at an opportunity for them to get a fighter on the books at a local gang connected underground fight, he triggers a chain of events that ultimately leave him and his pal Finch in hot water with Kim Jong Kong, the leader of the Korean gang and underworld king-pin. Desperate to fix matters Rabbit and Finch are thrown into a roller-coaster ride for their lives when a drug deal gone wrong leaves two common street crack heads with 10 million in counterfeit money and a red car lined with premium grade ecstasy. A fistful of motley characters enter the story, including 'The Turk' a relentless hit man in search of the drugs, 'The Deutsch' A queer as folk German drug dealing leader who takes a liking to Rabbit, 'Pepe' the prized shotgun of Sanchez Mcgee and 'Fong-Tong-Kong' nephew of Kim-Jong-Kong. – Erick Geisler
The movie is in pre-production and actual filming reportedly starts in August. It is scheduled for release in 2013.
I just hope Manny will do the movie after the rematch with Timothy Bradley, if ever it is happening in November. We don’t want to occupy him now with anything else while training, do we? Or is his inclusion in this movie an indication that a rematch is not happening soon?