Magazine article Screen International

Dorff Joins Nick Love Action Film

Magazine article Screen International

Dorff Joins Nick Love Action Film

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EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist to sell Vertigo-produced New Orleans-set action film.

Stephen Dorff has signed on to star in director Nick Love's untitled US action film, which begins shooting on May 28 for six weeks in New Orleans.

Protagonist Pictures will introduce buyers to the project during Cannes.

Dorff, star of Blade and Somewhere, will play Melvin, a reluctant superhero, whose appetite for self-destruction proves devastating. Additional cast will be announced soon.

The film is based on an original screenplay by Love and will be produced by Vertigo's Allan Niblo, James Richardson and Hubi Von Liel.

Vertigo Distribution will distribute in the UK.

Set amongst the hurricane-battered projects of New Orleans, the film tells the story of Melvin (Dorff) a reluctant superhero who lives only for crime, women and drugs - until he realizes that the only way he will ever get to see his son is to go straight and fulfil his potential as a crime fighter. …

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