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Manny Pacquiao, Batista and Nicole Sherzinger to start filming movie

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WWE star Batista will play the villain in an upcoming film starring pound-for-pound boxing king Manny Pacquiao and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.
WWE star Batista will play the villain in an upcoming film starring pound-for-pound boxing king Manny Pacquiao and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.

According to GMA News, pound-for-pound boxing king Manny Pacquiao will begin filming the movie Wapakman in July, starring alongside Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and WWE star Batista, who will play the movie's villain with Pacquiao as the hero. Batista, as you likely recall, is part-Filipino himself and accompanied Pacquiao to the ring for his May 2 fight against Ricky Hatton.

The movie will reportedly be similar to Kung Fu Hustle, a critically-acclaimed martial arts comedy. Pacquiao says that shooting will not interfere with his boxing schedule at all, and given that he doesn't fight again until November, I see no reason it would.

I think there's some definite cult classic potential here. A boxing superstar, a wrestling superstar, and a pop superstar. Martial arts. Comedy. What's not to like?