Jean-Claude Van Damme is ready to “bounce” a lot of thugs in his next film.
Filming begins in January on a new action film entitled The Bouncer, in which Van Damme will play the titular role. He will play Lukas, a nightclub bouncer in his fifties who’s taken punches, literally and figuratively, and struggles to raise his 8-year-old daughter. One day, Lukas loses control during an altercation with a client and ends up in jail, while his daughter gets placed under the care of social services. But things take an unexpected turn when Interpol recruits Lukas to bring down a Dutch ringleader operating from Belgium in exchange for his daughter’s custody.
The film is being helmed by Julien LeClercq from a script by Jérémie Guez and is being produced by Julien Madon, Aimée Buidine and Guez, alongside shingles Labyrinthe, Atchafalaya Films and Cheyenne.
Other Angle Films is currently shopping at the American Film Market for international sales on the film. More as this develops.