Hollywood star Denzel Washington is gearing up for another stunning action film. This time, two mixed martial arts veterans are set to be featured in the flick. The Equalizer 2 is set to hit theaters July 20 and features a government agent involved in high intensity action sequences. Retired fighter Jay Hieron, who has made quite the acting career since hanging up his gloves, laded a role alongside none other than Andrei Arlovski in the film. Speaking to MMA Junkie, Hieron offered his thoughts on the matter. “My voice and the way I carry myself is a big part of getting cast in roles – it also helps that I was a real fighter as well. There are certain things you can’t teach an actor, and being a real fighter, I feel like I can make the character more genuine, more real. “I don’t mind playing the villain or bad guy. I think they are complex characters, and that’s fun when it comes to acting.” For more MMA news click here.