Mixed martial arts star goes mainstream with part in action blockbuster.He might be from Montreal and his name might sounds as French-Canadian as possible, but that has not stopped Georges St-Pierre from securing a role in the upcoming Captain America sequel.
It appears St-Pierre cannot put a foot wrong after his successful return to the octagon after knee surgery, with two successful title defences in the book and now news of his latest extra-circular activity.
St-Pierre is set to star as Batroc The Leaper, who first appeared in comic books in 1966, with the character a master of savate, a French form of kickboxing.
The UFC welterweight champion is no stranger to movies having acted in two straight-to-video titles in the past but a role in the “Captain America: The Winter Solider” will let the rest of the non-MMA world know who he is.
Filming is set to start in the next month, however, it is not expected to keep him away from training for long as he prepares for his next title defence.
The man now standing in his way, Johny Hendricks, presents an interesting match-up for the champion given he has the wrestling background to match or beat St-Pierre.
But it’s his most publicised weapon, his left hand, that could see the belt change hands for the first time since St Pierre won it back against Matt Serra at UFC 83.