B-grade action film fans rejoice! The star of the Highlander film series, Christopher Lambert has joined the cast of Kickboxer: Vengeance, alongside fellow 90’s action star Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Lambert made a name for himself after leading 1986’s Highlander next to Sean Connery and then went on to star in both its sequels.
He’s also known for 1992’s Fortress and for playing the character Raiden in 1995’s Mortal Kombat.
He hasn’t been in anything of note since then, but according to his IMDB page, he’s been keeping pretty busy acting in lots of B-C grade English language films, but also in plenty of French films.
It sounds as though Lambert is lined up to play a villain role in Kickboxer: Vengeance – a wealthy expat known as the Godfather of underground fighting in Thailand, where the film is set.
The underrated Lambert joins Alain Moussi, Dave Bautista, Gina Carano, Georges St-Pierre and Jean-Claude Van Damme in the follow up to the 90’s cult-hit Kickboxer, which starred Van Damme as he was rising to fame.
It’s a great cast and I can only hope Kickboxer: Vengeance will be a fun, cheesy martial arts romp that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
The only that’s missing from that cast now is Eric Roberts.
Make it happen Hollywood.
Kickboxer: Vengeance is due out 2 September 2016 in the USA and you can check out a few stills from the movie below.
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