Anderson’s cast gets more impressive
Joan Allen (!) and Ian McShane are revving up their engines to join Paul W.S. Anderson’s Death Race.
Based on the Roger Corman-produced cult classic, the film sees a future America in which prison inmates are forced to brutally compete in an enclosed arena. Statham will play a prisoner who, with only weeks to go before his release, is coerced into being a driver and becomes the crowd favorite called Frankenstein.
Allen will play the warden of the prison who runs the race and ruthlessly forces Statham to enter the arena. McShane will play a coach, while Gibson is a sociopathic racer named Machine Gun Joe who seeks to escape from prison.