GSP takes role in Captain America movie

March 26, 2013

Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has been cast as a villain in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  The film is set to open April 2014.

Latino Review details GSP’s character, Batroc the Leaper:

Batroc is an experienced thief and smuggler, who also speaks French and English. Although, as a mercenary, he does not hesitate to perform any number of criminal acts for his clients, Batroc has, by his own rights, a strong sense of honor, and he will turn against any client whom he feels has unfairly deceived him into committing crimes to which he might not otherwise have agreed.

via Wikipedia

via Wikipedia

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The character is also in peak physical shape and has amazing agility and reflexes. The role sounds fit for GSP.  We could see GSP segue into more movies as he nears the end of his fighting career.  Obviously it helps to be represented by CAA to get him opportunities like this one.  Although GSP has been in small movie roles, this will be his first big mainstream movie.

From a UFC perspective, it looks like the movie may keep GSP busy despite having Johny Hendricks on the schedule this year.  Maybe we see GSP take the Hendricks fight this summer, shoot the movie and take a “Superfight” against Anderson Silva before taking time off to promote the movie next spring.

4 Responses to “GSP takes role in Captain America movie”

  1. BrainSmasher on March 26th, 2013 12:41 PM

    Let’s hope he doesn’t speak. He sounds like a sissy. Even the low budget movie I seen him in he had a voice over.

  2. Diego on March 27th, 2013 4:09 AM

    He does have kind of a Mike Tyson thing with his voice. It’s incongruous considering the body it’s coming from.

  3. Machiel Van on March 28th, 2013 11:31 AM

    Weird. GSP can’t act, but probably comes on the cheap as far as major film roles are concerned. Should be awful.

  4. brad60 on March 31st, 2013 10:28 PM

    i think thats cool i think he’ll do good.

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