Jean-Claude Can Damme will be starring in a new Comedy from Amazon based on a report from Hollywood Reporter. The play will feature Van Damme playing himself INA fictionalized manner who works as as black ops operative.
Jean-Claude Van Johnson will cast the Belgian action star as a famous actor who comes out of retirement to play the lead in a high-kicking version of huckleberry Finn, a cover that allows him to continue his work as a private security contractor.
Van Damme is known to have been able to play his own fictionalized character in movies. Back in the 2008’s JCVD, which was a crime drama that saw a semi-fictionalized version of the popular star who was caught in middle of a robbery.
WhereJCVD took a darker tone, with Van Damme addressing the camera about the breakdown of his multiple marriages, his drug abuse, and his waning career, Jean-Claude Van Johnson is described as a comedy thriller, the actor’s still-limber legs allowing for some over-the-top stunts.
The actor found big screen success again alongside many of his musclebound 80s action star peers in The Expendables 2, and Amazon’s upcoming pilot will reunite Van Damme with series creator Dave Callaham. Callaham will act as executive producer, alongside big names Ridley Scott and David Zucker, via Scott’s production company Scott Free. There’s no word yet on whether the pilot will become a full-fledged series, but Amazon seems to be in a buying mood when it comes to TV and movie projects.
Source: TheVerge, Hollywood reporter