Jason Statham in Death Race

Jason Statham surprised us all with his comedy chops in Spy, and now he’s about to branch out in an even more unexpected direction. Viva La Madness, the Layer Cake follow-up that’s been cooking for a couple of years now, is now being reworked as a TV series with Statham still attached to star. It’ll be his first-ever small-screen gig.

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In Spy, Jason Statham plays a parody version of the over-the-top badasses he plays in most of his other films. But now it sounds like he’s ready to return to playing it straight.

Statham confirms he’s still set to star in Viva La Madness, the sequel to 2004’s Layer Cake, for which he’s also a producer. In fact, he says it’s aiming to shoot in 2016. Get his Layer Cake sequel update after the jump.  Read More »

Jason Statham

Matthew Vaughn‘s Layer Cake was instrumental in helping Daniel Craig land the iconic role of James Bond, but nowadays Craig is so busy 007-ing that he presumably doesn’t have time for the sequel. So he’s being replaced with another glowering British badass. Jason Statham and his manager / producing partner Steve Chasman have picked up the rights to J.J. Connolly‘s book Viva La Madness, the follow-up to his Layer Cake. Hit the jump for plot details on the new story and more.

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