Rollerball (2001) - Synopsis

rollerball - synopsis headingJonathan Cross (Chris Klein) is an all-American hotshot, the most popular player in the fastest and most extreme sport of all time: Rollerball. Along with teammates Marcus Ridley (LL Cool J) and Aurora (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos), Jonathan is living the high life - fame, money, incredible cars - all for giving viewers what they want: a dangerous game packed with visceral thrills, breakneck speed, and head-slamming action.

Things go wrong when Rollerball's creator, Petrovich (Jean Reno), realizes that serious on-court accidents bring instantly higher ratings. Soon Jonathan and his friends are playing for their lives. The teammates find themselves trapped in intrigue, pawns in a new game without any rules.

Chris Klein, Jean Reno, LL Cool J, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, and Naveen Andrews star in Rollerball, directed by John McTiernan from a screenplay by Larry Ferguson and John Pogue, based on the short story and screenplay by William Harrison.

Rollerball was produced by Charles Roven, Beau St. Clair, and McTiernan, with Michael Tadross as executive producer. The production team includes Steve Mason as director of photography, production design by Norman Garwood and Dennis Bradford, editing by John Wright, and costume design by Kate Harrington. John Sullivan served as visual effects supervisor, and the music was composed by Eric Serra. .