THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Well GO USA Entertainment has acquired North American film rights to Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Swelter, a modern-day Western also starring Alfred Molina, Lennie James, Catalina Moreno and Freya Tingley.
Keith Parmer directed the ensemble movie about four men who blast their way out of jail 10 years after robbing more than $100 million from the Luxor Casino in Las Vegas. They track down their former accomplice, who never got caught, to a dying desert town. The only hitch: he has no memory and is now a sheriff. But to save his new life, he must remember his violent history.
The deal was brokered by Well Go’s Doris Pfardrescher and The Exchange’s Brian O’Shea. The Exchange produced and financed the film with Film Invaders and Grand Peaks, and sold it to independent distributors around the globe.
“We are delighted to release Swelter to the North American audience, an action-packed modern western bringing back JCVD to his fans,” said Pfardrescher.
Well Go USA, which focus on genre titles and Asian cinema, hasn’t announced a release date. Swelter may only be available on VOD and other digital platforms.