Jean-Claude Van Johnson is the titular character of Jean-Claude Van Johnson and the fictional international secret identity of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme. He is hiding from his fading stardom in luxurious seclusion. Out-of-shape and demoralized, he runs into Vanessa (Kat Foster), and this prompts him to get back into the espionage business.
Throughout his career Van Damme has used his stardom as a cover for a series of deadly black-ops missions, with Vanessa as his hair stylist and reconnaissance expert. Realizing that a film role will reunite him with his true love, he contacts Jane (Phylicia Rashad), his talent agent and spy handler. Back in the game, Van Damme lands the lead in a contemporary reimagining of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn filming in Bulgaria—where “Johnson” will lead his team in a dangerous mission to take down a vicious drug cartel.