Jean-Claude Van Damme is set to star in an original scripted comedy-action series for Amazon.
The streaming service has picked up the pilot “Jean-Claude Van Johnson” which follows Van Damme playing a version of himself – an actor and martial-arts pro who comes out of retirement to film a reimagined action film version of “Huckleberry Finn”.
At the same time he resumes his other job, as an undercover black ops private contractor, and finds himself back in touch with fellow operative and the love of his life that got away.
Dave Callaham (“The Expendables”) will pen the acript and executive produce alongside Ridley Scott and David Zucker. Peter Atencio will direct the pilot and filming aims to begin mid-May in Los Angeles.
Source: The Live Feed