Jason Statham is arguably one of the most recognizable faces in the film industry with a tough guy persona that is unlike any actor before him. Hollywood has certainly had its fair share of tough guys, but anyone who has seen film franchises such as The Expendables and Transporter realize that Statham is in a league of his own. After three decades in the film industry it doesn’t seem like the English actor has lost a step either, most recently appearing in Hobbs and Shaw, the Fast and Furious spin-off film where Statham reprised his role as the main villain of the storied film franchise. Now Statham will be bringing his brand of tough guy energy to a new film this year titled Wrath of Man, a story about an overqualified security guard with a score to settle.
Wrath of Man certainly appears to be par for the course for Statham, with the trailer beginning with the actor getting shot in the chest by a sniper rifle from point blank range. Knowing Statham however, this is far from the end; it continues on to highlight an intense, action-packed thriller that is sure to leave fans on the edge of their seat. It is also worth noting that the film will be directed by Guy Ritchie, with whom Statham has a long working relationship with having starred in films like Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, both of which also directed by Ritchie. Statham will be joined by Holt McCallany, who most recently appeared in two seasons of the television series Mindhunters, and Rocci Wiilliams and is set to be produced by Miramax.
Since the turn of the century, Statham has been working at a relatively consistent pace, starring in a few movies every calendar year. In turn however, he has built quite the resume for himself packed full of high profile movies where he is the leading man. Truly an industry veteran, but also an A-list name that virtually ensures box office success every time he graces the silver screen. Jason Statham movies have become their own genre essentially in the same way that John Grisham novels did a few decades prior. Now, fans of that genre can look forward to May 7th when Wrath of Man is set to hit theatres.