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Frank Grillo to Star in The Raid Re-Imagining

February 15, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Frank Grillo has his next film lined up, and it’s one that will be facing a rather high bar. XYZ Films has posted a new video online revealing that Grillo and Joe Carnahan have joined the studio’s English-language reimagining of The Raid. You can see the announcement video below.

The Raid, which was released in the US as The Raid: Redemption, arrived in 2011. The Indonesian action film starred Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian and tells the story of an elite DEA FAST team that becomes trapped in a tenement run by a notorious drug lord, his two highly-violent martial arts killers, and a personal militia armed with machetes and machine guns. Stranded on the 6th floor with no way out, the team must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their mission. It was critically acclaimed and spawned a sequel.

Carnahan noted that the film will not be a remake, posting: