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Tim Allen Earns His Redbelt

Published May 15, 2007 in Casting Update
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety.
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Coming off the hit Wild Hogs Tim Allen has become a top commodity picking up films left and right including Redbelt.

Tim Allen for Redbelt


Sony Pictures Classics has picked up Tim Allen to star in Redbelt, the mixed martial arts drama written and soon to be directed by David Mamet.

Chiwetel Ejiofor will co-star along with Emily Mortimer, Alice Braga, Joe Mantegna, Rodrigo Santoro, Ricky Jay, David Paymer, Rebecca Pidgeon and Jose Pablo Cantillo and martial arts fighters Randy Couture, John Machado, Danny Inosanto, Enson Inoue and Ray Mancini.

Ejiofor, the first cast member selected for the film, stars as a Jiu-jitsu master whose purity is compromised when he is drawn into the movie business and manipulated into brawling in ultimate fighting matches.

Ejiofor is already training in London for the part.



Allen plays a troubled action star with marital problems who meets the master when he is getting pummeled in a street fight.

Besides Redbelt, Allen is looking to reprise his role in a sequel to Wild Hogs and has recently boarded Disney's Yosemite Three.

Stay tuned for updates.

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