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Exclusive: Actors Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and Jeff Fahey Join the Cast of Mickey Rourke’s The Commando


Exclusive: Actors Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and Jeff Fahey Join the Cast of Mickey Rourke’s The Commando

UFC fighter Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone has been cast in director Asif Akbar’s action crime thriller, ‘The Commando.’

UFC fighter and ‘The Equalizer 2’ star Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ actor Jeff Fahey are getting in on the action in the upcoming crime thriller, ‘The Commando.’ The two performers have just joined the cast of the film, ShockYa is exclusively revealing. Cerrone is set to portray Ray, while Fahey will play Sheriff Alexander.

The news of Cerrone and Fahey’s casting comes after it was previously announced that Academy Award-nominated actor, Mickey Rourke has been cast as ‘The Commando’s villain, Johnny. ‘The Dark Knight’ actor, Michael Jai White, will also star in the new action drama as James Baker, a DEA agent with PTSD who returns home after a botched mission. James must then face off with Johnny when the newly released prison criminal sneaks into the agent’s house to steal a stash of millions of dollars.

Koji Steven Sakai wrote the original screenplay for ‘The Commando,’ whose story he worked on with Al Bravo and Asif Akbar, the latter of whom will also direct the drama. The movie is set to begin shooting this month in New Mexico.

Elias Axume of Premiere Entertainment Group will be handling all world-wide sales for ‘The Commando,’ and will also be serving as producer. The thriller is a co-production with Al Bravo Films, Little Nalu Pictures and Avail Entertainment. Rourke, Stuart Alson, Tyler Gould, Matthew Helderman, Kimberly Hines, Dan Schultejann and Luke Taylor will serve as executive producers, while Vincent McDaniel will act as a co-producer. John Meacham will associate produce, Chris Ranney is line producing, and Akbar, Bravo, Sakai, Elias Axume and Philip Tan will serve as producers on the film.

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Actors in director Asif Akbar's action crime thriller, 'The Commando'

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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