One Race, Fox Digital to produce web series
Vin Diesel’s One Race Films is teaming with Fox Digital Entertainment to produce “The Ropes,” an original Web series about the lives of bouncers.Diesel and Samantha Vincent are producing the series, which is based on the actor’s experiences working the door. Producers plan to create 18 seven-minute episodes, the first of which Diesel has already written. While no actors are currently attached, the thesp is expected to make an appearance. Low-budget production will look to cast unknown actors as well as former bouncers for an authentic feel. One Race began developing the project with Fox Digital Entertainment because Diesel’s company has been seeking material for his more than 20 million Facebook fans. Producers have not yet set a start date or location for the production. One Race is producing “Fast Five,” the next installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, which Universal will release April 29. Diesel is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.