New Netflix Action Comedy

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jean-Claude Van Damme will star in new Netflix comedy-thriller The Last Mercenary.

In the French-language movie, Van Damme plays a former secret service agent who must return to France when his estranged son is falsely accused of arms and drug trafficking by the government, following a blunder by an overzealous bureaucrat and a mafia operation.

Currently shooting France, Van Damme stars alongside Alban Ivanov, Assa Sylla, Samir Decazza, Patrick Timsit, Eric Judor and Miou-Miou.

Discussing the project, Vand Damme said –

“‘The Last Mercenary‘ is an incredibly exciting project and allows me to take on a new genre,”

“I’ve always been a fan of Jean-Paul Belmondo and I hope to take up the torch of action comedy in my own way. David Charhon’s script brings all these elements together in a very successful way – a beautiful story with emotion, a lot of action and a lot of humor.”

“I’m also very happy to work alongside a new generation of talent such as Alban Ivanov, Assa Sylla and Samir Decazza,”

The Last Mercenary is being directed by David Charhon (On The Other Side Of The Tracks) with a script by Charhon and Ismael Sy Savane (Lascars), and the film will also mark the first time that Van Damme has worked with Netflix.