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French-Colombian actress Catalina Denis and all-American rapper RZA have both signed up to enter the mansion, with RZA (previously in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”, and before that, starring/directing/writing/catering “The Man with the Iron Fists”) set to play the film’s villain, while Denis will play the love interest for Belle’s character.
Once again written by Besson and his go-to American writer Robert Mark Kamen, “Brick Mansions” will pretty much follow the plot of the original, with Walker playing “an undercover cop who is tasked with going into a tenement named Brick Mansions in order to disarm a neutron bomb possessed by the community’s drug warlord.”
RZA will play that drug warlord, while Belle is playing “a small-time drug dealer” that Walker’s character teams up with. As far as I can recall, Belle’s character in the 2004 original wasn’t a drug dealer, but I could be wrong, it has been a while since I’ve seen that movie and most Luc Besson-written action films post-“La Femme Nikita” usually don’t stick around that long in my brain.
Denis (below) will play Belle’s girlfriend, who is kidnapped by bad guy RZA. That fiend!
Luc Besson protege Camille Delamarre is making his feature film directorial debut on the actioner, which is currently shooting in Montreal for a 2014 release.
Via : THR