Dolph Lundgren has been spending the past 4 months in Thailand to prepare and shoot his long awaited SKIN TRADE, a gritty and sophisticated action drama that he first wrote 7 years ago. Dolph is producing as well starring, surrounded by a unique cast: Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman, Michael Jai White, Celina Jade and Peter Weller. Production is expected to wrap at the end of March in Vancouver after a 50+ days schedule.
This very personal project has been in development for years, but Dolph waited for all the stars to align for the film to rise above a run-of-the-mil action films. As a writer/producer, Lundgren decided to give the director's chair to talented Thai director Ekachai Uegkrongtham, acclaimed for his live stage shows and provocative films with an emotional core ("Beautiful Boxer").
The international crew of SKIN TRADE is also top notch, with cinematographer Ben Nott ("Daybreakers", "Tomorrow When the War Began") behind the camera, editor Victor DuBois ("The Last Samurai", "Braveheart"), production designer Ek Lemchuen ("Tears of the Black Tiger"), not to mention stunt coordinator Diyan Hristov ("The Expendables 2", "300").
SKIN TRADE is produced by Craig Baumgarten, Dolph Lundgren and Mike Selby. Expect a release in 2015.