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January 31, 2010 19:00 ET

Celebrity Big Brother Star Gets on His Bike

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 31, 2010) - Hollywood star and Celebrity Big Brother contestant Vinnie Jones is hoping he won't be 'two-tyred' after the reality TV show when he stars in a new action-packed British film featuring motorbike stunts.

Jones will star alongside Ving Rhames and Danny Dyer as a squaddie who returns home after serving in the Royal Marine Commandos to find his neighbourhood crippled by gangs and violence.

Fight Back is due to start filming in May and according to the film's producer, Martin J. Thomas, the lead character: "puts his military training to good use and embarks on a brutal crusade to take down corrupt police, drug dealers and organized crime".

The ex-Wimbledon footballer bought a Harley-Davidson after starring in biker film Hell Ride reigniting his love of two-wheel transport after an a crash put him off motorcycles, recalling: "When I was 17 I bought a Kawasaki and nearly killed myself on it. I was just going around a country lane too fast, as you do, leaning right over, and a great big lorry was coming the other way and I went right into a barbed wire fence. I had to go to hospital, so I thought that was the end of my riding days."

Jones' latest film plans to use a Ducati Hypermotard, Victory Hammer S and KTM RC8R in the stunts.

Antony Aronin, Head of Swinton bikes, the UK's leading high street retailers of bike insurance said: "Vinnie may have been a hard man on the pitch but I hope he leaves the death defying action to the stuntmen. His Harley-Davidson matches his image but the bikes planned for this latest film are powerful machines so the stunts should be left to the professionals."

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