Franklin Set to Star in Movie

November 27, 2007

Rich Franklin is on location in Canada starring opposite Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell and Beverley Hills 90210) in “Weapon.”

In “Weapon,” a lonely U.S. border patrol agent (Thiessen) apprehends a genetically engineered super-soldier (Franklin) and experiences the ride of her life when the soldier’s creator (Greenwood) relentlessly hunts them down. The film is being produced by Joshua Gray and directed by John Stead, and is based on a screenplay by John Flock and Christopher Warre Smets. Executive producers are Jacqueline Kelly, Barbara Sacks, Kate Harrison and Lewin Webb. “Weapon” is currently filming in Hamilton, Ontario.

Franklin is the latest in a growing number of fighters to try his hand at acting. I recently finished a feature story for Fight! Magazine called “MMA Goes Hollywood.” The piece documents the growing presence of MMA in Hollywood, including interviews with Randy Couture, Dana White, and Matt Walker, Brett Norensberg, and Margaret O’Connor of the Gersh Agency (Couture’s respective sports, acting, and literary agents). The story will hit newsstands on January 20.

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