Casting News | RZA Redux


In a true case of the Fast & Furious, Wu-Tang’s RZA has been cast opposite Paul Walker in the upcoming film, Brick Mansions.

In the film, Walker play an undercover cop who is tasked with going into a tenement named Brick Mansions in order to disarm a neutron bomb that is ticking down. RZA will play the formidable drug warlord in the community who is in possession of the bomb. Also set for the film are Catalina Denis and David Belle. Belle is a small-time dealer whom teams up with Walker’s character. Denis will play Belle’s girlfriend who is kidnapped by the warlord.


The producer-turned-actor, RZA is taking a temporary break from his love of martial arts. Last year, he made his directorial debut with The Man with the Iron Fists and recently appeared as the Blind Master in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Once the film wraps, he’ll begin prepping for his co-starring role in Fox’s Gang Related, which the network just ordered to series for a mid-season bow.

Camille Delamarre is directing the movie, which is currently shooting in Montreal.