Production Weekly reports that Wesley Snipes is set to join Jean Claude Van Damme in The Hard Corps, which is being directed and penned by Sheldon Lettich, who scripted Van Damme's first starring vehicle, Bloodsport.

In The Hard Corps, Van Damme plays battle-hardened combat vet Patrick Sauvage who's just spent the last 3 years fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, who's hired to be a bodyguard to a former World Heavyweight Boxing champ. The boxer has run afoul of a dangerous Rap Music Mogul, and because of that he needs some serious protection. Jean Claude's character is set with the task of assembling The Hard Corps, a team taht will protect the boxer's family.

Production is scheduled to begin early next month in British Columbia, before moving to Romania.

Brian B.