In addition to the upcoming Black Water and continuation of the Amazon series, Jean-Claude Van Johnson – not to mention the completed, but still-to-be-released Full Love/Eagle Path – Jean-Claude Van Damme (Kill ’em All) will be appearing in a Taken-esque action thriller titled The Bouncer, which will be directed by Julien Leclercq (The Assault).
According to Variety (via TAE), Van Damme will star as 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 Bouncer starts shooting in January. For now, here’s the Trailer for Tsui Hark’s underrated gem, Knock-Off: