"You miss me? ‘Cuz I missed yoouuuuuu…"
So says Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in the above trailer for The A-Team, which hits theaters this summer with Jackson mean-mugging his way through the B.A. Baracus role. To be honest, we kinda did miss Rampage; it would have been nice to have him in the cage at UFC 108, that’s all. The word on the street is that Jackson will return to the Octagon against Rashad Evans in May. Between beating his felony evading charges, playing one of his childhood heroes in a movie, and having the opportunity to put his fists on an arch-rival, this is shaping up to be a banner year for Jackson. Great to be you, homey.
Speaking of MMA stars on the silver screen…
— More castmembers have signed on for Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming action flick Knockout, which stars Gina Carano as a deadly super-spy who seeks bloody revenge after being double-crossed by someone on her own team. The MMA sex symbol will be sharing the screen with such cinematic heavies as Michael Douglas, Dennis Quaid, Ewan McGregor, and Michael Fassbender, as well as one more high-profile male actor who is close to being confirmed.
— UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell has scored a role in Passion Play, a drama/thriller starring Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox. Fox plays some sort of angel/circus freak held by a ruthless gangster (Rourke, we’d assume), who finds herself rescued by a down-on-his luck trumpet player (probably not Liddell). The film is currently shooting in Sante Fe, New Mexico.