It’s official: Jean-Claude Van Damme is set to play lead in Keith Parmer‘s action thriller titled Swelter! But that’s not all. Lennie James, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Josh Henderson are all set to co-star in the movie which centers on a former bank robber who becomes a sheriff with no memory of his past life. But, his ex-gang members are back and as you already guess – all they want is – money!
At this moment, thanks to Variety, we know that The Exchange is representing worldwide rights and is offering the film to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin. Eleonore Dailly will produce the project and filming should start at the end of this month.
As we said, Swelter follows a gang who hit the Luxor Casino in Las Vegas for more than $100 million with all but one of the five soon captured. Ten years later, the quartet is on the trail of their former accomplice and the remaining $10 million in stolen cash.
Or, if you prefer the official synopsis:
It was the most notorious robbery in Las Vegas history. Five men, nicknamed the Rat Pack, hit the Luxor Casino for over one hundred million dollars. Four of the five men were soon captured, while one barely escaped. Ten years later, after blasting their way out of a maximum a security prison, the four members of the Rat Pack that did not get away are hot on the trail of the one that did and the remaining ten million in stolen cash. The trail leads them to a dying desert town less than a hundred mile from the scene of the crime, they find their former partner in crime is not the man he once was… now he’s the sheriff. And the sheriff must become the violent man he once was to protect all that he holds dear.
Stay tuned for more!