"He [Dolph] optioned
it, but decided not to make it and let the option expire. It
is more complex than his usual action fare. My partner and I
explained that this was his "Clint Eastwood" chance,
an opportunity to expand his acting and make a film that had
more character development and story substance. This is the reason
he was originally interested, but also the reason he ultimately
didn't follow through.
Dolph was in an acting class
taught by my writing partner." screenwriter Daniel Yost
"I am one of
a few producers on this project. And, it is shaping up quite
well in fact I think you will be very pleased with the results"
from co-producer Ron
"Double or Nothing",
starring and directed by Dolph Lundgren, written by Sal Landi
and James Chalke (Dolph's partner), and produced by ex-NYPD cop
Bob DeBrino ("Find Me Guilty"), should be a new departure
for Dolph and a new breakthrough!
It is with pleasure that I talked
with Bob DeBrino (after he just spoke with Dolph!), the producer
of "Double or Nothing" who's ambition is none other
than to make Dolph a respectable actor and talented storyteller
as a director.
Debrino, who produced brilliant
Sidney Lumet latest "Find Me Guilty" (which had a great
praise), is keen on doing with Dolph what he did with Vin Diezel
who's currently running up for an Oscar nomination.
"Double or Nothing"
will see Dolph "entering a new spectrum", says
DeBrino who shows as much excitment about this project and working
with Dolph as I do. DeBrino is very keen on marketing the film
right and get new audiences for Dolph as well as his fan base.
Now, the film will not be an
ass kicking shoot'em up flick but a hard-core drama where Dolph
Lundgren will show once and for all his tremendous potential,
both as an actor and a film director, and maybe we can hope for
a theatrical release!
I don't have filming dates yet
and "Double or Nothing" hasn't started filming yet
but it is in the works. Dolph is in LA (doing some promotion
for Rocky?!) and a meeting with him is scheduled this friday
at BDE Entertainment to discuss it.
from the defunct Black
Jag Productions website
"For now I can tell you that we just received funding
for our first feature, "Double or Nothing".
We will be shooting early spring but are accepting all resumes
at this time."
The production of "Double
or Nothing" is to start December 1st, 2006 to February 2007
in Los Angeles, CA and or/Florida according to Variety.
Dolph is credited on IMDB as
director and producer of this film, written by Daniel Yost (Drugstore
Cowboy) and co-produced by Bob DeBrino (Find Me Guilty).
Yost says nothing is confirmed.