Jason Statham has had a long and varied career as an actor. If you close your eyes though and picture a “Jason Statham” movie, I would hazard a guess that the mental image that is conjured up is one of two possible archetypes from his filmography: one the “action hero”, stoic and invincible, the other the “charming hoodlum” funny and quick-witted with just a bit of grime under his fingernails. Both are capable but in very different ways. These two sides of Statham have never really coexisted in the same film. They feel pulled from two different eras of his performing life- a divide between the days of him as a “character actor” and as a “movie star.” With his latest film, WRATH OF MAN, those two aspects are fully represented under the guidance of the filmmaker who gave him his first big break, writer/director Guy Ritchie (THE GENTLEMEN).
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Word has it that Jason Statham will be back in cinemas punching sharks again soon enough if Ben Wheatley’s involvement on a Meg sequel is any hint. In the meantime, you can look for the ole’ cockey bloke to punch regular Bobs in the face instead, along with a whole ‘nother list of violent gratuities in the new revenge thriller, Wrath Of Man, which now has a red-band trailer to help show you just how vengeful our man gets.A mysterious and wild-eyed new cash truck security guard (Jason Statham) surprises his coworkers during a heist in which he unexpectedly unleashes precision skills. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman’s ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score.
Nicolas Boukhrief’s 2004 pic Le Convoyeur, has stood the test of time enough to warrant the remake interest of The Gentlemen helmer Guy Ritchie. Adding on the prospective director/actor reunion with action star Jason Statham for their fourth outing together, fans of the two can now stake their claim for the new action thriller, Wrath Of Man, previously twice delayed due to the pandemic and now setting course for a May 7 theatrical release from United Artists Releasing, and a brand new poster to ring in the occasion!