Principal photography will begin at the end of February on the upcoming action thriller "Swelter" starring Jean-Claude Van Damme ("Expendables 2"), Lennie James ("Lock Out," "Snatch," and "Colombiana") Catalina Sandino Moreno ("Maria Full Of Grace"), and Josh Henderson ("Step Up," and "The Girl Next Door").
The film is directed by Keith Parmer ("Mob Rules") and produced by Eleonore Dailly ("Chicas" and "Dirt"). Additional cast has not been announced.
The Exchange has picked up the rights to the film, with Brian O'Shea and Nat McCormick offering the film to international buyers at the Berlin EFM'13.
"Swelter is a bull's eye in terms of what the international market desires - proven stars in an action-packed film at the right price point," said O'Shea.
"Swelter" is described as the story of the most notorious robbery in Las Vegas history. Five men, nicknamed the Rat Pack, hit the Luxor Casino for over one hundred million dollars.
Four of the men are soon captured, while one barely escapes. Ten years later, after blasting their way out of a maximum-security prison, the four jailed members of the Rat Pack are hot on the trail of their former accomplice and the remaining ten million in stolen cash.
The trail leads them to a dying desert town less than a hundred miles from the scene of the crime where they find their former partner is not the man he once was...he's become a law-abiding sheriff without any memory of his past.
The sheriff must now remember his violent history in order to protect all that he holds dear.