Redbelt is set to star the comedic actor Tim Allen. According to Variety, David Mamet wrote and will direct the martial arts comedy.

Chiwete Ejiofor, Emily Mortimer, Alice Braga, Joe Mantegna, Rodrigo Santoro, Ricky Jay, David Paymer, Rebecca Pidgeon and Jose Pablo Cantillo are all set to star alongside Allen.

The film follows the adventures of a Jiu-jitsu master who loses his way when he falls into the movie business. Before long he is conned into using his skills in a couple of ultimate fighting matches.

Allen will play a down-on-his-luck action star that meets the master after getting his behind handed to him in a street fight.

Production is set to start in June.

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