The Doorman stars Rose as a Marine going up against Reno as a ruthless art thief
Cover art for The Doorman, starring Ruby Rose and Jean Reno


In this punishing action thriller starring Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black), a former Marine turned doorman at a luxury New York City high-rise must outsmart and battle a group of art thieves and their ruthless leader Victor Dubois (Jean Reno, Léon: The Professional) —while struggling to protect her sister’s family. As the thieves become increasingly desperate and violent, the doorman calls upon her deadly fighting skills to end the showdown.

The Doorman, official synopsis
Ruby Rose as Ali in The Doorman (2020)
Ruby Rose as Ali in The Doorman (2020)

Joining the growing stable of female-heroine centered films is a new movie from Lionsgate starring Ruby Rose as The Doorman. Ruby Rose stars as a Marine returning to civilian life in New York City after a difficult mission and takes a job as a doorman, only to find herself in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Jean Reno as Victor Dubois in The Doorman (2020)
Jean Reno as Victor Dubois in The Doorman (2020)

The villain is art thief Victor DuBois, played by veteran actor Jean Reno. From what we see so far, Reno takes on a role much like Alan Rickman’s iconic Hans Gruber from Die Hard. Reno is a great actor that brings his own depth to a character, and he shows that in the official trailer. Fans also get to see some of that promised “punishing action” in store for viewers on October 9th. Take a look:

The Doorman was filmed while Rose was still playing Batwoman

Speculation surrounded Rose when she abruptly left her starring role in CW’s Batwoman. There is still not a clear answer why, although the actress did share with Entertainment Weekly that her back injury from the Batwoman set did play a part in the decision:

“Being the lead of a superhero show is tough. Being the lead in anything is tough, but I think, in that particular instance, it was a lot more difficult because I was still recovering from my surgery. I had my surgery and then 10 days later I went to work, which maybe wasn’t the best idea.”

Ruby Rose to EW, 11 Aug 2020
Ruby Rose as Batwoman

She admits she didn’t discover the full extent of her injuries until she began filming The Doorman, but also cites the COVID-19 pandemic as a reason for leaving Kate Kane behind:

“It wasn’t so much [the injury], especially because after we wrapped up [Season 1] we didn’t get to finish the real finale because of COVID. You know, you have time in quarantine and sort of isolation to just think about a lot of different things and what you want to achieve in life and what you want to do.”

Ruby Rose to EW, 11 Aug 2020
The Doorman action scene

The Doorman is directed by Ryuhei Kitamura, and also stars Aksel Hennie, Rupert Evans, Julian Feder, Louis Mandylor, Dan Southworth, Hideaki Itô, David Sakurai, and Kila Lord Cassidy. The film will be available digital and On-Demand on October 9th, then on DVD and Blu-Ray on October 13th.

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