Nick Diaz makes movie debut in upcoming Jean-Claude Van Damme film, ‘badass fight scene’ teased


Nick Diaz always keeps it real, but he probably didn’t have to for his first movie acting gig.

Former Strikeforce champ and UFC fighter, Jean-Claude Van Damme will star in an upcoming movie titled Darkness of Man . A release date is yet to be announced for the in-production project, which is directed by James Cullen Bressack and also stars Eric Roberts, Shannen Doherty, Kristanna Loken, and martial arts icon Cynthia Rothrock.

Diaz brothers business associate Matt Staudt shared an image of the shoot, teasing that Diaz will be involved in “a badass fight scene.” (h/t MMA Mania)

The Instagram photo does not reveal whether Diaz will be starring in Van Damme’s scene. However, it is clear that Diaz can fight with “The Muscles of Brussels” should the need arise. Staudt added that Diaz also took a hand in choreographing his scene along with the film’s stunt coordinator.

Diaz recently shared a photo he took alongside Van Damme on social media.

Check out a summary of plot for Darkness of Man from iMDb:

Russell Hatch (played by Jean-Claude Van Damme), an Interpol operative who takes on the role of father figure to Jayden, the son of an informant killed in a routine raid gone wrong. Hatch is forced to defend Jayden from the rogue gangs, and he stops at nothing in order to save Jayden.

Though this marks Diaz’s feature film debut, it is not his first time first on-screen speaking part as he had a blink-and-you-missed-it cameo on an episode of Ballers in 2017.

Watch Diaz spend a minute with Steve Guttenberg here :

What do you think?

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