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Tarantino Puts ‘Hands Up’ For Camera

After several cameo appearances in his own and other films, director Quentin Tarantino has landed a starring role. The “Pulp Fiction” helmer will star in “Hands Up,” to be directed by Virginie Thevenet and exec produced by Mark Damon and Fran Rubel Kuzui, for Damon’s MDP Worldwide.

The $6 million pic, which lenses in L.A. this summer, is billed as a film noir set in a bizarre nightclub called the Black Lizard. Tarantino plays Dave, a low-life bootlegger “but a fun-loving child on the inside,” according to the producers’ synopsis.

He falls in love with Jules, a young French woman, who gets involved with Sexy Red, a dominatrix who runs an S&M parlor. Romance and trouble ensue.

Kuzui was a producer on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and Thevenet’s previous helming efforts include “La Nuit Porte Jarretelles.”

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