The Kickboxer remake recently added Jean Claude Van Damme, at the expense of Tony Jaa who had scheduling difficulties. Today another fine addition is confirmed, supermodel Sara Malakul Lane.
The Thai supermodel-turned-actress who has also appeared in Sharktopus and Jailbait, is now confirmed as the female lead, officially described as the “leading character’s love interest.”
Kickboxer follows Eric and Kurt Sloan, descendants of a well-known Venice, California-based family of martial artists. Kurt has always been in older brother, Eric’s shadow, as he lacks the instincts needed to become a champion. But when Kurt witnesses the merciless murder of his brother at the hands of Muay Thai champion Tong Po, he vows revenge. He trains with his brother’s mentor, Xian Chow, for a Muay Thai fight to the death with Tong Po. Chow first thinks Kurt impossible to train, but through a series of spiritual exercises and tests, Chow discovers that Kurt has a deeper strength that will carry him through his final showdown with Tong Po.
I’ll say one thing, Sara Malakul Lane is certainly a piece of casting I can get behind!