Winstone and Liotta Board 13 Remake


Ray Winstone and Ray Liotta have joined Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, Sam Riley and 50 Cent will star in 13, an English-language remake of the 2005 French film 13 Tzameti, reports Variety.

Gela Babluani, who wrote and directed the original, has penned the script and will direct a film that begins production in New York on Nov. 20.

Riley (Control) plays the title character, a young man who stumbles into an underground competition where the wealthy gamble on human beings in a Russian Roulette-like competition.

Rourke (The Wrestler) will play a convict in a Mexican prison who is sold into the competition. Winstone will play a competitor who has been sprung from a mental institution to participate; 50 Cent will play an employee assigned to escort Rourke’s character to the bloody game.

Statham plays a wealthy British man who bets on the competition and has a peculiar interest in one of the competitors. Liotta will play a cop on the trail of the illegal game.

The thriller will be produced by Rick Schwartz and his Overnight Productions; Barbarian Films’ Aaron Kaufman; and Valerio Morabito.