Jason Statham is reuniting with Guy Ritchie for the fourth time on an untitled action thriller that’s set up at Miramax, the studio announced on Monday. The duo worked previously together on the 1998 crime-thriller “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” “Snatch” in 2001 and 2005’s “Revolver.”
The film will be a remake of the French 2004 movie “Le Convoyeur,” starring Jean Dujardin and Albert Dupontel. Miramax has acquired the remake rights to the film from Studiocanal. Miramax’s CEO Bill Block and Ivan Atkinson will produce.
The untitled film is a revenge-thriller that will follow “H,” a cold and mysterious man responsible for moving hundreds of millions of dollars around Los Angeles each week. The film also shifts across timelines and between various character’s perspectives.
“I’m looking forward to bringing this story to life and working with Jason while he still has the use of his knees,” Ritchie said in a statement.
“Working again with Guy Ritchie on our second collaboration together, alongside renowned actor Jason Statham, is a privilege, and we anticipate that the tone and flavor of these two longtime friends will resurrect nothing less than a true, genre classic,” Block said.
Ritchie’s “Aladdin” is one of the highest-grossing movies of 2019, raking in over $1 billion worldwide. His next film is an action-comedy that brings him back to his British roots, titled “The Gentleman” and stars Matthew McConaughey.
Statham last starred opposite Dwayne Johnson in the “Fast & Furious” spinoff movie “Hobbs & Shaw,” which grossed $758.1 million worldwide.
The deal was negotiated through Patrick Knapp at Goodman, Schenkman & Brecheen and CAA Media Finance.
Deadline first reported the news of the project.
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