Small Dark Look: Jason Statham in Talks for Focus Features’ Mob Drama

ON

Small Dark Look: Jason Statham in Talks for Focus Features’ Mob Drama

Small Dark Look: Jason Statham in Talks for Focus Features’ Mob Drama

According to Deadline, Hobbs & Shaw star Jason Statham has entered negotiations for the leading role in Focus Features’ upcoming crime drama film titled Small Dark Look. In addition, the studio has also enlisted a new director for the project with Martin Zandvliet (Land of Mine) signing on to replace William Oldroyd, who has been attached to the project for two years.

RELATED: Aubrey Plaza Joins Jason Statham in Guy Ritchie’s Spy Thriller Film

Further details about the film’s plot and characters are still being kept under wraps but it is said to be centering around a Russian Mafia in London. Small Dark Look is written by Oscar nominee Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things). It will be produced by Paul Webster.

The project was previously titled as Body Cross and was originally set up as a sequel to David Cronenberg’s 2007 film Eastern Promises starring Viggo Mortensen and Naomi Watts which was also written by Knight. However, it seems like the studio is now going on a different direction.

RELATED: Gucci: De Niro, Pacino & More in Talks for Ridley Scott Crime Drama

Jason Statham is best known for his performances in action movies such as the Transporter trilogy, The Italian Job, War, Spy, Mechanic: Resurrection, Chaos, The Expendables films, and the Fast & Furious films. He will next be seen in long-time collaborator Guy Ritchie’s action thriller Wrath of Man starring alongside Scott Eastwood and Josh Hartnett.