Apart from maybe Tom Cruise, there is no more reliable movie star than Jason Statham. We’re not saying that he’s the best actor around, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a film star who’s more reliable. Can you think of the last Jason Statham movie that was totally disappointing? Answer — Revolver. But that was almost entirely Guy Ritchie’s fault: the exception that proves the rule. And judging this new trailer for his upcoming film Parker, he’s not about to let us down.
In this Miami-set film directed by journeyman director Taylor Hackford (Ray, The Devil’s Advocate), Stath is a high-stakes burglar with a strict moral code: “I don’t steal from people who can’t afford it. I don’t hurt people who don’t deserve it.” But when his gang double-crosses him and leaves him for dead, Statham’s out for only one thing — payback.
Co-starring Jennifer Lopez as the romantic lead (remember when she used to be too famous to take this kind of role?), Parker has all the hallmarks of a great Statham movie: loadsa guns, snappy one-liners and an ever-diminishing attempt at doing an American accent. There’s even a good chance he’ll take his shirt off at some point, revealing a well-0iled torso! See, there’s something for everyone in the family!
Parker hits cinemas nationwide 8th March