Who is Ed Skrein? Well, you don’t know him now, but he will be starring in the upcoming Deadpool movie alongside Ryan Reynolds. Before that, however, he’s filling in for Jason Statham in The Transporter Refueled, the next installment in the Transporter series as they’ve decided to reboot (excuse me, refuel) the franchise. I guess it would have been too hard to pretend there could possibly be more than one person in this world that drives things from one place to another for the bad guys.
Skrein plays the role of Frank Martin, hired by cunning femme fatale Anna (Loan Chabanol) and her three stunning sidekicks, he quickly discovers he’s been played. Anna and her cohorts have kidnapped his father (Ray Stevenson) in order to coerce Frank into helping them take down a ruthless group of Russian human traffickers. Fueled by revenge, he will break all his rules and stop at nothing to rescue his father in this action-packed thrill ride across the French Riviera. Lenn Kudrjawizki, Radivoje Bukvic, Gabriella Wright and Anatole Taubman co-star.
Camille Delamarre (Brick Mansions) directs with the film slated for a June 19 release.
Watch the Transporter Refueled trailer below.