Tony Jaa joining Never Back Down 3?

Michael Jai White is returning to both the MMA cage and the director’s chair with the upcoming “Never Back Down 3”. The sequel to White’s 2011 directorial debut “Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown” sees him reprise the role of MMA guru Case Walker, with Larnell Stovall returning as fight choreographer and “Chocolate“-star Jeeja Yanin also joining the film. Later, news emerged that the Australian Hercules Nathan Jones had come aboard, and it seems now that he’s brought his “Tom Yum Goong” co-star Tony Jaa with him, if the above photo that White posted to his Facebook page earlier this week listing off the “cast” of the film is anything to go by.

If Tony (who is currently wowing Hong Kong movie goers in the just-released “SPL II”)  is indeed joining the film, it will mark his second on-screen collaboration with White following “Skin Trade“. And as if that wasn’t enough action talent, Brahim Achabbakhe and Ron Smoorenburg will also be appearing in the film, on top of former UFC Heavyweight champion Josh Barnett. Indeed, you’d be forgiven for mistaking the poster for the film as advertising an actual title fight between Barnett and White!

“Never Back Down 3” (we’ve just heard) has wrapped its production in Thailand. Stay tuned for more info on the film as it drops!

From the earliest days of childhood, Brad Curran was utterly fascinated by martial arts, his passion only growing stronger after spending time living in the melting pot of Asian cultures that is Hawaii. His early exposure developed into a lifelong passion and fascination with all forms of martial arts and tremendous passion for action and martial arts films. He would go on to take a number of different martial arts forms, including Shaolin Ch'uan fa, Taekwondo, Shotokan Karate and remains a devoted student, avid and eager to continue his martial arts studies. Brad is also an aspiring writer and deeply desires to share his love for martial arts and martial arts movies with the world!

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