When it comes to a film starring Jason Statham, you almost always know what you’re getting into before the opening credits even begin rolling. The British actor is about as bankable as they come, and following a string of balls-to-the-wall performances in The Expendables, Crank and The Transporter, Statham — or “The Stath,” if you prefer — has grown into a bona fide action star, and his latest role is no different.
Starring as an ex-marine with a crippling gambling addiction, Statham is set to topline Simon West’s Wild Card, a revenge tale situated within Sin City itself. In essence, the film is a remake William Goldman’s novel Heat — no, not that Heat — which originally arrived back in 1986, but thanks to a number of production issues that included director changeovers, the thriller was never given a chance in the limelight.
And so, with West and Statham both on board — the pair have previously collaborated The Mechanic and The Expendables 2 — Wild Card is barreling down on its December release in the States. The action flick will also star Michael Angarano, Hope Davis, Milo Ventimiglia, Stanley Tucci, Jason Alexander, Sofía Vergara, and Anne Heche.
Wild Card will have Jason Statham kicking ass and taking names once more when it blasts into theaters on December 7. For now, check out the gallery below and let us know if you’re excited for this one.
Nick Wild, an ex-marine and gambling addict, goes into the protection business but plans to leave Las Vegas for a better life. When his last girlfriend, Holly, is found beaten and left for dead, he agrees to help revenge her. He will soon discover that the guilty man is Danny DeMarco, a member of a powerful mob family.
Source: The Film Stage