EXCLUSIVE: Jason Statham stars in the action thriller based on William Goldman’s novel, previously made into a 1986 film starring Burt Reynolds. Statham’s set to play Nick, a gambling addict and ex-mercenary working for hire in Vegas. Filming is underway on Heat in New Orleans and moves soon to Las Vegas. Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche, Cedric the Entertainer, Hope Davis and Milo Ventimiglia have joined Sophia Vergara, Michael Angarano, and Dominik Garcia-Lorido in the cast. Two-time Oscar winner Goldman scripted himself. Simon West (Con Air, The Expendables 2) is directing as Statham makes his producing debut with Steven Chasman for SJ Pictures.
Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche, Cedric The Entertainer Join Jason Statham’s ‘Heat’
For all of Deadline’s headlines, follow us @Deadline on Twitter
Sign up for Newsletters
Trending Now on Deadline
More From Yamato
- Pauly Shore Documentary Acquired By Showtime
- Anthony Hopkins Boards Pacific Northwest Thriller 'Go With Me'
- Tom Sizemore Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Detroit-Set Thriller He'll Star In & Produce
- Toronto: 'Ruth & Alex' Goes To Focus World
- Kate Mara Offered Role In Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'
- Imperative Entertainment, Bastei Lubbe AG Form Joint Media Venture