UFC fighter Dan “Hendo” Henderson has been cast in Daniel Zirilli's 2013 action thriller, BLUNT FORCE. The film is currently shooting in the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.
Henderson will play the role of “Capt. Johnny Brooker” who comes to the aid of best friend and fallen war hero, “Sergeant Andrew Rothfelder.” Rothfelder was wrongfully committed to a mental institution, in which the patients have to fight their way out to survive. The film also stars Adam Von Rothfelder, James Lew, Saye Yabenaeh, Arnold Chon, Selina Lo, and Internet sensation Gia Skova.
Zirilli has directed hundreds of music videos, as well as a slate of action films released by Grindstone/Lionsgate films, featuring other real-life fighters such as Rashad Evans, Frank Mir, Heath Herring, Roger Huerta, Cheick Kongo, Yves Edwards, and Forrest Griffin.
About Henderson, Zirilli stated, “Dan Henderson is an American classic: tough as nails and cool under pressure. I have wanted to put him in films for years and he finally said yes.”
Jude S. Walko, Dan Campbell, and Daniel Zirilli are producing BLUNT FORCE though Blue Falcon Productions, Leo Entertainment and Popart Film Factory. Executive producers are Kevin Wright, Saye Yabandeh, Sean Huze, Matt Keith, Steven Kaplan, Brad Marks, and Jack Fayard. The film is based on a screenplay written by Michael Stephen McGuire and Daniel Zirilli, with story contributions by D. Glase Lomond.