A couple of months ago, Sage Northcutt posted a coupe of photoshopped images of him as Ivan Drago on his social media accounts. Apparently that wasn’t just about him having fun about their similar appearance.
According to UFC lightweight, he has made an audition tape with the hopes of landing the movie role on the upcoming Creed 2 film.
“Actually, you know what? The new Creed 2 movie is coming out, so I actually was going to audition for that. I got them a little audition tape,” Northcutt said at the MMA Hour. “Hopefully that goes through. That would be pretty neat. Being the Ivan Drago’s son in the movie, that would be pretty fun.
“I just had the hair a little bit different, for the audition. I think me and Mr. Dolph Lundgren look kind of alike,” he continued. “I did that (tape) while I was in Sacramento and I’m hoping to meet them soon.
Creed 2 is reportedly going to begin filming early in 2018, with a planned release date on November. Michael B. Jordan will again star on the sequel as Adonis Creed, with Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren reprising their old roles as well.
Northcutt does have a similar look to the iconic Rocky villain, and will have the fighting skills and athleticism that could serve the role well. That being said, it’s still a bit of a long shot as he doesn’t exactly have the acting experience. So if they’re also looking for a scary, menacing guy with a slight Russian accent, this immensely polite Texan with a constant smile on his face will have quite a bit to work on.
Northcutt is currently booked to face Thibault Gouti on February 18, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 126.
Watch Northcutt’s interview below, and check out some of the photoshopped images about the role that he has posted.
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