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Todd revealed the first promotional poster for Ekachai Uekrongtham’s upcoming asskicker “Skin Trade” last year, but apparently nothing was official then. Well, it’s all official now. Dolph Lundgren and Tony Jaa, along with Ron Perlman, Michael Jai White, and Celina Jade have all signed on the dotted line to star in the upcoming Bangkok-set actioner.
SC Films International made the announcement today, and also offers up this synopsis for the movie:
From a screenplay by Gabriel Dowrick, Steven Elder and Dolph Lundgren. Skin Trade tells the story of New York City detective Nick Cassidy (Lundgren) who, after his family is killed by a Serbian crime boss (Perlman), heads to Bangkok and teams up with a Thai detective (Jaa) to get revenge and bring down a worldwide human trafficking ring.
Lundgren won’t just be starring, he also co-wrote the script and will be producing, and he had this to say about the film:
This project is more special to me than any other picture I’ve ever done. I worked on the script for seven years. Now we have the multi-talented cast and crew needed to make a thrilling character-driven film about this continuing crime against humanity.
Of course Dolph needs no introduction, and everyone who has seen an action movie in the last ten years knows who Tony Jaa is. Likewise with Michael Jai White and Ron Perlman. Celina Jade was recently one of the stars of the CW’s “Arrow” until her character was unceremoniously killed off, and the show is way poorer for it.
Production on “Skin Trade” has now officially commenced on location in Bangkok.