Frank Grillo is an up and comer who is going to get that shot — that shot few actors get these days — at real stardom. Grillo will not only lead the upcoming sequel to The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy, he’s going to star in the American remake of The Raid.

That’s the word from We Got This Covered, who broke that Grillo signed on for the title, which will be directed by Patrick Hughes (who is currently putting the finishing touches on The Expendables 3), and is based on the bone-crunching film by Gareth Evans that was retitled The Raid: Redemption stateside, and just had a sequel in The Raid: Berandal.

Grillo has had a number of showy roles in recent films like The Grey, and he could be a part of a big superhero franchise as he played Brock Rumlow/Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, though that all depends on what directions they take the third film (Billy Dee Williams played Harvey Dent in the first Tim Burton Batman movie, but never got a chance at Two Face). By taking the lead in an action movie, it could lead to bigger and better things for him, or it could lead to a bunch of Jason Statham-type vehicles that barely manage to play theaters. It could go either way. We’d expect to see The Raid remake sometime next year.

When did you first notice Frank Grillo?