Danny Trejo has a credits list longer than probably any well-known actor I can remember seeing, making a name for himself as being tougher than a coffin nail on screen. Best known for his frequent collaborations with Robert Rodriguez, the actor also has leading and smaller roles in much lesser-known films, and the upcoming Bad Ass is one such film.

Led by Trejo, the film also stars Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and Charles S. Dutton (Alien 3, Gothika), and marks the feature directorial debut of Craig Moss. We’ve now got the first trailer to share with you, via /Film, and it looks pretty much like what you’d expect from a film called Bad Ass.

“Decorated Vietnam hero Frank Vega returns home only to get shunned by society leaving him without a job or his high school sweetheart. It’s not until forty years later when an incident on a commuter bus (where he protects an elderly black man from a pair of skin heads) makes him a local hero where he’s suddenly celebrated once again. But his good fortune suddenly turns for the worse when his best friendKlondikeis murdered and the police aren’t doing anything about it.”

I’d never personally heard of him, but the film is based on the true story of the Internet meme Epic Beard Man, and we see Trejo sporting a rather fabulous beard in this first short trailer.

Bad Ass doesn’t yet have a release date secured either here or in the States, and it’s possible that we might well have to wait for it to hit the shelves before we get a chance to watch it.

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