Jason Statham and director Simon West hope to deal out the fisticuffs-filled action in their next effort, Wild Card. The duo previously collaborated on The Expendables 2 and The Mechanic.
The film is a remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds film Heat, adapted by William Goldman from his own novel. Renamed Wild Card, the update stars Statham as a gambler who gets into the protection game to pay off his debts, which soon puts him on the mafia's radar.
Wild Card also stars Sofía Vergara, Hope Davis, Michael Angarano, Milo Ventimiglia, Stanley Tucci, Max Casella, Jason Alexander and Anne Heche. It doesn't yet have a U.S. release date.