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Jean-Claude Van Damme is in Kyiv

Jean-Claude Van Damme is in Kyiv

Kyivans will have to fight traffic in the streets this month as ‘Street Fighter’s’ Jean-Claude Van Damme is in the city to shoot his newest film for Netflix – ‘The Last Mercenary’.

Known for movies like ‘Street Fighter’, ‘Timecop’ and ‘Universal Soldier’ – as well as his epic Volvo Trucks commercial – Belgian movie star and martial arts legend Jean-Claude Van Damme will be in Kyiv this month to shoot his new film and create havoc with Kyiv’s traffic.

Road closures in the city centre will be a mainstay of the star’s time in Kyiv, where they are expected to last until 25 August. For a full list of road closures – and a guide to where you might catch the star in action – check out the Kyiv City State Administration’s notice here.

Van Damme will be shooting the action-comedy ‘The Last Mercenary’ while in the Ukrainian capital, as he announced during a July meeting in the city with Ukrainian Culture Minister Oleksandr Tkachenko. Produced by Netflix, the film sees Van Damme star as a former secret service agent that needs to clear his son’s name of illegal drugs and arms trafficking. It’s Netflix’s first film to be shot in Ukraine.

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So, if you plan to be in the city centre this month, note that your destination could become a “Hard Target” due to the “Double Impact” of blocked-off streets and a movie star draw. So, make sure you’ve got “Nowhere to Run” if you want to see one of the 1990’s “Last Action Hero”’s here in your own city.

And Kyiv – let’s not make this a “Bloodsport”!

Happy driving!

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