Jean-Claude Van Damme is set to star in an original scripted comedy for Amazon titled Jean-Claude Van Johnson.
The film will see Van Damme feature as a version of himself – a famous actor and martial pro who also doubles as a secret agent for the black ops.
The comedy-action thriller will see Johnson’s cover as the lead role in a reimagined action film version of Huckleberry Finn that lands him back in the midst of the danger he secretly always craves. It also brings him back in the orbit of Vanessa, his fellow operative and the love of his life that got away.
Van Damme will also team up again with The Expendables‘ Dave Callaham, who happens to be the scriptwriter and will executive produce alongside Scott Free Television’s Ridley Scott and David Zucker.
The movie will be directed by Peter Atencio. The project has been in the works since late 2014, when Callaham wrote it on spec for Scott Free and Van Damme. Production is being eyed to start in mid-May in Los Angeles.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter