Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is following in the footsteps of women's bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey, recently signing on for a role in "Term Life" alongside veteran actors Vince Vaughn and Bill Paxton.
Variety has the scoop:
Story follows a man who plans and sells heists to the highest bidder, but when his latest job goes horribly wrong he finds himself hunted by everyone he knows - mob bosses, contract killers and dirty cops. With no way out, Nick does the only thing he can think of to help his estranged daughter Cate - he takes out a life insurance policy on himself with her as the beneficiary.
It's a great plan until he finds out the policy doesn't take effect for 21 days. Now Nick is forced to take Cate on the run and keep them both alive while trying to be a father for the very first time.
Velasquez will play a mob enforcer.
The champ has been out of action since a technical knockout win over Junior dos Santos last October. During his drubbing of "Cigano," Velasquez (13-1) injured his shoulder and had to go under the knife to get things back in working order (details).
In his absence, Travis Browne and Fabricio Werdum will hook 'em up to determine the division's number one contender at next month's UFC on FOX 11 event in Orlando (more on that fight here).
Term Life, directed by Peter Billingsley, is currently filming and expected to hit movie theaters in 2015.