File this one under not sure if awesome. According to a new report from Estadão (via Fighters Only), UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva will be filming a role in an action-packed “police story” alongside, who else, Steven Seagal. Silva received the first script draft this week, and is heading to the U.S. to shoot the flick after he gets back from a vacation in Dubai. As Silva explained:
“I will make a lot of fight scenes and this is also the first time I will act. I received a long plot and I will have the opportunity of putting in practice what I have been studying for some time.”
Wait, here’s the best part:
“I don’t want to be seen as somebody who caught the role because I am on the media and to be a fighter. Of course it is difficult, I am not Lorenzo Lamas, but I want to do it well done to the people see that I am a good actor.”
LOL, Lorenzo freakin’ Lamas! That’s the first (and surely last) time we’ve heard that guy’s name used as a standard for fine acting. (“Is Andy a good actor? Well, he’s no dude-from-Renegade, but I suppose he’ll do.”)
Unfortunately, Steven Seagal is no Lorenzo Lamas either, but he’ll probably get top billing on this thing. And from what we’ve heard about Seagal’s notorious on-set behavior, Silva had better keep his distance unless he wants to get Leguizamo’d. By the way, Seagal’s IMDB page still describes him as “somewhat boyishly handsome.” I don’t know. I just thought that was funny.
In the absence of any other info about this movie, feel free to guess the plot of this upcoming police drama in the comments section.