Fast and Furious 7 is taking “badass” to the Expendables level with their growing cast list. With the recent addition of Jason Statham, they are now in talks with martial arts star Tony Jaa to be cast in the film. Ong Bak was one of the best choreographed martial arts films I have seen and bringing him into the film could make the level of action greater than any of the previous films. Imagine Vin Diesel or Dwayne Johnson taking on Tony Jaa, their strength versus his speed. Even Jaa taking on Statham would be entertaining, even though Jaa is much more advanced. What do you all think of this addition to the cast?
THR is reporting that Thai-born action star Tony Jaa will join the cast. A stuntman-turned-actor, Jaa is best known as the star of the internationally-successful Ong Bak series, a title which translates (basically) as “Muay Thai Warrior.” Jaa starred in the original and went on to star, co-write and direct Ong Bak 2 and Ong Bak 3. By most accounts, the series contains incredible fight choreography, thin storylines and almost nonexistent characterizations.