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Vin Diesel producing and starring in web series about bar bouncers

02.22.2011
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Vin Diesel pretty much looks like a bouncer. This is perhaps due to the fact that he was a bouncer for over nine years in Los Angeles. Staying true to his roots, Diesel has teamed with Fox Digital to produce an original web series about the lives of bouncers. In addition to producing the series, Diesel has written the first episode and will make appearances throughout its run.

The series will consist of 18 seven-minute episodes shot with a low-budget and lesser-known actors to give it an authentic feel.

So why is Diesel developing material for the web and not for movies or TV? Diesel and his reps were looking to take advantage of the 20 million plus followers of the actor's popular Facebook page. Universal recently premiered the first trailer for FAST FIVE on Diesel's Facebook page giving the site and his fan base some credibility. It's unclear whether the series will actually air on the Facebook page or on a new Fox Digital owned site.

Diesel has FAST FIVE set for theaters this April and is currently working on the third RIDDICK film and another XXX film (that is, a Xander Cage film, not a porno movie).

Source: Variety

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4:18PM on 02/22/2011

Could be fun

It beats using the web to read more depressing Uncharted movie news.
It beats using the web to read more depressing Uncharted movie news.
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2:30PM on 02/22/2011

Fox Digital?

Sounds cool. But more new media content to dedicate more of my time? I'm never gonna get to reading War and Peace...
Sounds cool. But more new media content to dedicate more of my time? I'm never gonna get to reading War and Peace...
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1:36PM on 02/22/2011
As a person who has talked to bouncers and has friends that are bouncers I have come to realize that they have interesting stories. I am looking forward to this web-series.
As a person who has talked to bouncers and has friends that are bouncers I have come to realize that they have interesting stories. I am looking forward to this web-series.
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12:17PM on 02/22/2011

Ummmm...

A movie about bouncers...sounds a little "Jerry Springer"-ish to me. I like Vin, and most of the movies he's been in, but I don't know about this series.

Judgment reserved for now. That is all.
A movie about bouncers...sounds a little "Jerry Springer"-ish to me. I like Vin, and most of the movies he's been in, but I don't know about this series.

Judgment reserved for now. That is all.
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