We might see Francis Ngannou add an Oscar to his trophy cabinet soon after the UFC heavyweight champ landed a role in the long-awaited Jackass 4. Ngannou, whose highlight reel of KO’s is one of the most spectacular in UFC history, now seems to be amassing an equally impressive acting reel with this latest box-office appearance.
While we probably won’t see the full breadth and depth of “Le Predator’s” method acting in Jackass 4, his devastating KO power is undoubtedly a skill which can be put to good use in the film. The heavyweight champ will appear alongside other celebrity cameos including AEW star Darby Allen, Shaquille O’Neal, and comedian Eric André. The film will make its theatrical release on October 22 this year.
It will be the second time we’ll see Ngannou grace the silver screen in 2021. The Cameroonian also made a cameo appearance in Fast & Furious 9, which was released to cinemas last month.
Francis Ngannou Describes His Role in Jackass 4. Appearing on the Flagrant2 podcast in April, Ngannou provided a glimpse into his role in the film, where he was called upon to do something that, in his day job, would result in a 5-minute time out and potential deduction of points.
“That’s the craziest thing that I ever seen,” said Francis Ngannou of the filming experience. “Man, I had to punch somebody in the nuts. Aye listen, I did it the first time and they said ‘Listen man, people know you are the hardest puncher in the world, but it wasn’t hard enough.’ And I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’”Showcasing his acting range thusly, “Le Predator” will surely garner critical acclaim from the Academy.
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