The world champion kickboxing plays in the film an ex-soldier who once, on a mission to the woman he loves to save. According to Verhoeven, The Black Lotus seem to be on similar actieklassiekers as Man on Fire, and Tasks.
“I find it very exciting to be in an international action movie to play”, says Verhoeven. “It is a challenging new adventure for me; I get the chance to have a dream of me where to go. Just as in my battles, I will optimally prepare and I will be the best out of me, for all my fans all over the world.”
The Dutchman already played the earlier small rolls in the series Bluff and Vechtershart and The Film of Dylan Haegens. But this is his first starring role. It is not known whether there are other Dutch people in the film. The Black Lotus should next year be recorded in Amsterdam, London and Sofia. The project is from the Netherlands produced by Tom de Mol (Sint, The Hitman’s Bodyguard) and Marcel the Block. The film is in the Netherlands released by Dutch FilmWorks.