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6.30.2009

pacquiao, pussycat doll and batista: the movie

Manny Pacquiao! Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls! Starring in a movie together! At first I thought this might be a joke, but I've been looking around, and it's apparently true. Manny has conquered the ring, and now he's taking on the silver screen.

The Filipino boxing superstar will star in Wapakman, an action-comedy in the mold of Stephen Chow's Kung Fu Hustle, alongside Scherzinger and WWE professional wrestler Batista: Pacquiao to film movie "Wapakman" with WWE's Batista and Pussycat Doll.

According to Philippines news outlet GMATV, Pacquiao will play the role of a father with a lot of kids who posesses superpowers. Batista will play Pacquiao's arch-enemy in the story while Scherzinger will star opposite as leading lady.

Any chance they have room in there for Apl from Black Eyed Peas? It's a movie with bursting a healthy dose of Filipino pride, starring a bunch of folks who are famous for stuff other than acting. But it's almost doesn't matter. This is going to highly entertaining and/or really terrible.

The movie starts shooting this July, but won't interfere with Manny's boxing schedule, which picks back up in November. More here: Manny Pacquiao, Batista and Nicole Sherzinger to start filming movie.