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Nicolas Cage to star in martial arts actioner

Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) Actor Nicolas Cage will star in the upcoming martial arts actioner “Jiu Jitsu”, based on the comic book of the same name.

The cast will also include Alain Moussi, who stars in the “Kickboxer” franchise, reports variety.com.

Dimitri Logothetis is producing with Martin Barab and directing from a script he wrote with Jim McGrath.

“Jiu Jitsu” centres on an ancient order of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters facing fearsome alien invaders in a battle for Earth every six years. Cage’s character and his team of Jiu Jitsu fighters band together with Moussi’s character to defeat the Brax.

Logothetis wrote and directed “Kickboxer: Vengeance” and “Kickboxer: Retaliation,” both starring Moussi.

“‘Jiu Jitsu’ is guaranteed to satisfy the millions of martial arts and science fiction lovers across the globe with world class martial artists and stunt men go-to expert Alain Moussi joining superstar Nicolas Cage for some formidable, no-holds-barred fight sequences set in exotic Burma,” Logothetis said.

Cage won an Academy Award for “Leaving Las Vegas” and was nominated for “Adaptation”.

His credits include the horror film “Mom and Dad”, “211” and “Mandy” along with voice work on “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”. He can be seen next in Jason Cabell’s “Running With the Devil” alongside Laurence Fishburne.

–IANS

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