Jason Statham will star in the $40 million action thriller The Killer Elite, says Variety.
The movie will be directed by commercials helmer Gary McKendry. It’s based on Ranulph Fiennes’ best-seller “The Feathermen.”
Based on real events, the story follows a group of former British special forces members who are being hunted by assassins. Statham will play a former Navy Seal who is forced out of retirement to save his closest friend.
Filming will begin in the fall in London, Paris and Australia.