AFM 2017: THE BOUNCER Taps Jean-Claude Van Damme To Star
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.A Bluebird In My Heart and Yves Saint Laurent, writer Burn Out and The Night Eats the World co-scribe, fledgling screenwriter Jérémie Guez wrote the script for the film being described as an action-packed thriller in the vein of Taken. The Assault and Braqueurs helmer Julien Leclercq is directing with Julien Madon, Aimée Buidine and Guez producing next to Labyrinthe, Atchafalaya Films and Cheyenne.