The U.S. remake of The Raid has been delayed, but that’s not stopping the casting process from moving forward.
Actor Frank Grillo has confirmed that he has a role to play in the Raid remake, helmed by The Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes. The Captain America: The Winter Soldier actor dropped the news in an interview with We Got This Covered, saying:
“What people don’t know is that I’m a blackbelt in jujitsu, which I’ve been for 20 years, and I’ve been boxing since I’ve been 15 years old – those are things that come natural to me. Believe it or not, I just got hired to do [the remake of] The Raid … I loved [the original] … we’ve got to do this justice. It’s a fanboy favorite.”
Production on The Raid is expected to begin in January.