Stuart Griffiths, a former soldier who knows about life on the streets from own experience, revealed in an interview with Sunday Express how Jason Statham sought him out for advice on his role as Joseph “Joey” Jones, a member of the Special Boat Service who goes AWOL after a bad experience in Afghanistan, in the upcoming Steven Knight-directed thriller “Redemption.”
We personally loved “The Expendables” and “The Expendables 2” so when none other than Sylvester Stallone himself shares an update about the third installment, we can’t help but get all excited about it. Via his official Twitter he teased, “EX3 is in high gear…. many choices to make, some Big surprises..” and added, “Antonio B. …? Could be.” And, there’s no doubt that he won’t live up to his own words.
At this point, it is still not officially confirmed whether Jason Statham will reprise his role as Lee Christmas but it’s very hard to imagine the next film without him. He shares some wonderful on screen chemistry with Stallone, and the friendship as well as the ongoing banter between their characters Barney Ross and Lee Christmas add a lot of heart and humor that would be surely missed.
Here is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to be in a Jason Statham film. Project Casting is currently seeking background actors to work on “Heat.” Below is the casting information posted on their Facebook page:
Need Buff Large Italian looking men for as background for a shoot on May 2, 3, 23 and 24. Please submit photo, contact and measurements (height and weight) ONLY if you have NOT appeared in HEAT and you are AVAILABLE all dates.
“Heat” is currently filming in New Orleans, Louisiana and is described as a tightly-wound, fun action-thriller that tells the story of a tough recovering gambling addict (Statham) who makes his living providing protection in the rough edges of the gambling world. Statham’s character refuses to resort to gunplay, strictly using hand and edged weapon combat. When a dear friend is brutally beaten by a high-rolling mobster, he helps her get her revenge and he ends up in more trouble than he ever imagined.
Steven Knight’s action thriller “Redemption” starring Jason Statham was originally scheduled to be released on May 17, 2013 in UK but has been pushed to June 28, 2013. There is no information yet when the film is released in the US but we’ll keep you updated.
Other cast includes Vicky McClure, Agata Buzek, Siobhan Hewlett, and Benedict Wong.