Who’ll play Rickson in the movies?

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Cauã celebrates taking second at surfing tourney. Photo: Rick Werneck.


That the life of Rickson Gracie will be made into a movie even the competition must have heard by now. But who’ll be playing the part of the fighter and teacher in the full-length feature film?

Two Brazilian actors are candidates for the role: Cauã Reymond, a Jiu-Jitsu black belt whose semblance shares some features similar to those of the master Gracie, is in the running. Cauã has practiced Jiu-Jitsu ever since the 1990s, was promoted to black belt by Alexandre Paiva after a few years away from the academy, and boasts a build similar to Rickson’s.

But Wagner Moura, a skinnier sort, may also get cast for the part. What works in the favor of the gentle art blue belt, who lent impact to “Elite Squad” with his interpretation of Captain Nascimento, is his talent for adding realism to any role he plays.

Who would you like to see play Rickson in the cinema?

Wagner Moura in a scene from movie "Elite Squad 2" / Publicity photo

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