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Jean Claude Van Damme for Swelter

The Expendables 2

Story by Jack Foley

JEAN Claude Van Damme has landed the lead role in new action thriller Swelter.

The action icon will line up alongside an ensemble that also includes Dallas star Josh Henderson, British actor Lennie James and Catalina Sandino Moreno.

Shooting on the film is due to begin at the end of the month, it was announced at the Berlin Film Festival.

The film will follow a gang of thieves who successfully target the Luxor Casino in Las Vegas for more than $100 million.

However, all but one of the five are captured soon afterwards and sent to a maximum security prison, where they remain for 10 years until blasting their way out and attempting to find their former accomplice as well as the remaining $10 million in stolen cash.

Van Damme was last seen alongside Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Expendables 2.

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