Guy Ritchie & Jason Statham’s Cash Truck Acquired by MGM

Guy Ritchie & Jason Statham's Cash Truck Acquired by MGM

Guy Ritchie & Jason Statham’s Cash Truck acquired by MGM

Anticipation soared through the roof when it was announced last month that Guy Ritchie (The Gentlemen) and Jason Statham (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw) would reunite for the fourth time for Cash Truck and now the project is moving forward as it has been acquired by MGM, according to Deadline.

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The movie will follow H, a cold and mysterious character working at a cash truck company responsible for moving hundreds of millions of dollars around Los Angeles each week. Weaving through a suspenseful and carefully constructed narrative, the film shifts across timelines and between various characters’ perspectives for a thrilling and mind-bending experience.

“I’m looking forward to bringing this story to life and working with Jason while he still has the use of his knees,” Ritchie said in a previous statement.

Miramax CEO Bill Block, who will produce alongside Ivan Atkinson, added: “Working again with Guy Ritchie on our second collaboration together, alongside renowned actor Jason Statham, is a privilege, and we anticipate that the tone and flavor of these two longtime friends will resurrect nothing less than a true, genre classic.”

Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad, The Fate of The Furious, Pacific Rim: Uprising) has also joined the project.

Miramax acquired remake rights to the 2004 original French movie Le Convoyeur from StudioCanal for the project.

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Following his recent release of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw in theaters, Statham’s upcoming projects include Spy 2, reprising his comedic role as Rick Ford.

Ritchie and Statham previously worked together on the writer/director’s and star’s acclaimed feature-length debut Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, followed by the hit crime comedy Snatch and the minor cult crime thriller Revolver. The director would depart his crime-ridden roots in 2009 for more blockbuster fare with 2009’s hit Sherlock Holmes and its 2011 sequel, as well the big-screen adaptation of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., a re-telling of the classic Arthurian tale King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Disney’s live-action adaptation of Aladdin.

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