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A few good news from the festival circuit I Bienvenue sur le blog de Bruno avec quelques news en français du circuit des festivals francophones. Laissez moi un commentaire quand vous le pouvez.


Frank Grillo has joined the action-thriller Black Lotus

Frank Grillo (Kingdom, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Copshop) has joined the highly-anticipated action-thriller Black Lotus, starring eleven-time world champion in kickboxing Rico Verhoeven, it was announced today. Shooting has begun on location in the Netherlands and will  take place atseveral locations in Europe. Todor Chapkanov (Viking Quest, 2nd unit for The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Expendables 4) will direct from a script written by Tad Daggerhart (Expendables 4).


The film is co-financed by Capstone Studios with Christian Mercuri on to produce, partnering with Tom de Mol and Marcel de Block from The Netherlands and in co-production with Rico Verhoeven. Capstone’s Jason Carpenter will serve as executive producer.Blue Box International, a subsidiary of Capstone Global, is handling worldwide sales on the hot title and will introduce to buyers immediately.


Grillo and Verhoeven are joined by a decorated international cast including the French actress Marie Dompnier (Black Box), Finnish “Vikings” star Paul Peter Franzen, Israeli actress Rona-Lee Shimon (Fauda), Swedish Magnus Samuelsson (The Last Kingdom), British actor Simon Wan (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Peaky Blinders), Belgian actor Kevin Janssens (Revenge) and the well-known Danish actor Roland Møller (Atomic Blonde, The Commuter, Papillon).


In Black Lotus, Verhoeven plays the role of special forces officer Matteo Donner. After his best friend died while on a joint mission, he roamed the world struggling with guilt. Back in Amsterdam he ends up in a one-man war in the streets and on the canals of the city. Between explosions, flying bullets and crashing cars, Donner has only one goal: to rescue the kidnapped daughter of his dead friend.


Grillo is starring in the upcoming Lionsgate film Paradise Highway alongside Morgan Freeman and Juliette Binoche as well as the Ambi Pictures biopic Lamborghini (playing founder Ferruccio Lamborghini). Grillo is represented by CAA, Entertainment 360, 42West, and Paul Hastings


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