Redbelt poster

Redbelt

Redbelt is an upcoming action movie written and directed by David Mamet. As of July 2007, the film is in production, with many of the action sequences being filmed at the Pyramid in Long Beach. The film will be released in the USA on May 9, 2008. The film concerns Mike Terry (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and self-defense instructor who imparts upon his students the skills to survive on the street, rather than prevail in sports combat. A series of circumstances brings Terry in contact with popular movie hero Chet Frank (Tim Allen) and a legion of Hollywood movers and shakers. Terry soon finds himself the victim of a con and, combined with a destitute financial situation, is pressed to enter the ring for pride and profit.
Interview with Redbelt's David Mamet
Redbelt Review, by Michael Rechtshaffen of The Hollywood Reporter