Olivier Gruner, best known for action flicks like "Nemesis" and "Interceptor Force", has nabbed the lead role of Ronus Steele in the upcoming film, "The Chemist".
Gruner, who was also a French World Kickboxing Champion and former Commando Marine before setting his sights on Hollywood.
As an actor, he has specialized in action movies - and "The Chemist certainly qualifies.
"The Chemist" is a gritty action thriller about an aging assassin, Steele, who is double-crossed by his employer when he refuses to assassinate a woman he just met. On the run, Steele becomes the next target in a fast-paced battle between assassins - until he is surprised with a secret that changes everything about what he thought he knew. To complicate matters even more, he begins to fall in love with his would-be target.
Discovered at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival, Gruner began a film career. Gruner joined Imperial Entertainment and began acting in action movies in 1990 with the urban action movie "Angel Town" and Albert Pyun’s cyberpunk 1992 science-fiction thriller "Nemesis".
Gruner has stayed with Imperial Entertainment and gone on to perform in "Automatic" (1994), "Savate" (1997), "Mercenary" (1997), "Mars" (1998), "Interceptors" (1999), "T.N.T." (1998), and "Interceptor Force 2" (2002).
In total, Gruner has appeared in 27 films and three television series, and has developed a reputation as a hard working, disciplined Hollywood actor.
It was that discipline that has led to him being the lead in "The Chemist".
"The Chemist" and will be directed by award-winning legend Art Camacho ("Half Past Dead 2","Confessions of a Pit Fighter"). The visual effects in the movie will be produced by world renowned visual effects master Dane Allan Smith, whose credits read like the Who’s Who of Hollywood blockbusters. They include: "Transformers: Age of Extinction", "Star Trek: Into Darkness", "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "The Expendables 3".
"The Chemist" is written by James Dean Simington, a renowned ghost writer for many Hollywood A-listers, and is based on a story by Art Camacho.