Jean-Claude Van Damme is headed to Amazon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Van Damme has signed on to star in a live-action Amazon comedy pilot called Jean-Claude Van Johnson, in which he’ll play a version of himself – “a famous actor/martial arts pro who also happens to be a secret black ops private contractor.” The Expendables’ Dave Callaham will write the pilot and executive produce alongside Ridley Scott and David Zucker, and Key and Peele’s Peer Atencio will direct. Here’s more on the project from THR:
Jean-Claude Van Johnson will star Van Damme as a version of himself — a famous actor and martial arts pro who comes out of retirement to resume his alter-ego: an undercover private contractor by the name of Jean-Claude Van Johnson. The comedy/action thriller will see Johnson’s cover as the lead role in a reimagined action film version of Huckleberry Finn that lands him back in the midst of the danger he secretly always craves. It also brings him back in the orbit of Vanessa, his fellow operative and the love of his life that got away.