Action star Jean-Claude Van Damme has begun shooting in France for a Netflix action-comedy called `The Last Mercenary,` Netflix announced Friday.
The film is directed by David Charhon and is a French-language film that stars Van Damme as a mysterious former secret service agent who must urgently return to France when his estranged son (Samir Decazza) is falsely accused of arms and drug trafficking by the government, following a blunder by an overzealous bureaucrat (Alban Ivanov) and a mafia operation.
Charhon and Ismaël Sy Savane wrote the film that co-stars Alban Ivanov, Assa Sylla, Samir Decazza, Patrick Timsit, Eric Judor and Miou-Miou, and the film will debut soon on Netflix. `The Last Mercenary` will shoot in France and Ukraine.
`The Last Mercenary` is produced by Jean-Charles Levy, Nicolas Manuel (Forecast Pictures), Olivier Albou, Laurence Schonberg (Other Angle Pictures), David Charhon, Jakema Charhon, Eponine Maillet (Mony Films), Olias Barco and Vlad Riashyn (Apple Tree).
`I am very proud and honoured to be shooting a film with Jean-Claude Van Damme. He is a wonderful actor and a very generous man. This adventure is totally crazy, it's a great pleasure to be part of it,` Ivanov said in a statement.
`We are very excited to welcome the great legend of action cinema, JCVD, in tandem with the inexorable Alban Ivanov, surrounded by a myriad of great French talent, all in an extremely fun and original film proposition orchestrated by David Charhon,` Gaëlle Mareschi, creative manager of Netflix France said in a statement.