Lionsgate acquired U.S. and U.K. distribution rights to IM Global’s Hummingbird, the directorial debut of Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight. Jason Statham starts work Monday in the lead role. Paul Webster produces. Statham plays a former soldier haunted by a tragic past who assumes the identity of an upper class Londoner. But when his girlfriend is found dead, he can no longer hide from his past as he hunts down the perpetrators.

Lionsgate is releasing Safe, IM Global’s actioner starring Statham and directed by Boaz Yakin. The film will be released in the U.S. on April 27.