Thursday, March 6, 2008

MMA on the red carpet - Never Back Down

This past Tuesday, I thought there'd be a mat on the red carpet waiting for a cool UFC MMA fight to go down. Opps, this was a movie premiere not a fight for "Never Back Down." Wearing my Never Back Down promo shirt I headed over to the Cinerama Dome at the Arclight Theaters in Hollywood. Hoping to see a throwdown, I was treated instead to a red carpet walk down.

"Never Back Down" stars Sean Faris as Jake Tyler, an angry teen who can take down a bunch of football players in one take. Dealing with a tragedy in the family, Jake's family moves from the Mid-West to Orlando, Fl. His football fight follows him through youtube as new school buddy Max (Evan Peters) discovers the footage and sends it throughout the school. Local MMA teen fighter Ryan, now wants a bit of the action. Persuaded to head out to a party, Jake is set up on his first fight. Seeing his heart and drive to fight, Max introduces him to Jean Roqua (Djimon Hounsou) and the rest is history.

Sean was joined on the carpet with Amber Heard, Djimon Hounsou, Neil Brown Jr, Steven Crowley, Paul Walker, Tilky Jones, and director Jeff Wadlow.

Neil Brown Jr poses MMA style.

Sean Faris shows his toughness.

Amber Heard is Pretty in Pink.

Djimon Hounsou with girlfriend Kimora Lee

Tilky Jones poses instead of fights for the camera.

Paul Walker strolls down the carpet instead of burning rubber.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sean Faris is my new fave actor