Jason Statham

Jason Statham

Jason Statham is set to star in the sequel to Layer Cake.

Statham will take over the nameless role from Daniel Craig - he played the part back in 2004 - as Viva La Madness is set to hit the big screen.

The British actor will also be on producing duties with this film as he and his manager and producing partner Steve Chasman have acquired the rights to the novel.

In the latest book, Connolly's nameless anti-hero - who survived a gunshot wound at the end of the last book and movie - is seen trying to retire to a beach life, but soon finds himself in the mix of drug cartels, money laundering and electronic fraud.

A director for the new movie is yet to be announced.

This will the second film that Statham and Chasman have produced, having just wrapped on Heat; which was directed by Simon West.

Statham has also completed work on Homefront and The Expendables 3, which will see him reprise the role of Lee Christmas.

The actor is currently filming Fast & Furious 7 where he will play villain Ian Shaw.

Statham is one of the new faces on the cast list as he joins franchise favourites Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson.

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