Jason Statham is back in new action flick Parker, and this time he will be joined by the gorgeous Jennifer Lopez and the always brilliant Nick Nolte. Directed by Taylor Hackford (Ray, Devil’s Advocate) and based on the novel series by Donald E. Westlake, the first trailer and poster have just been released. The poster is a rather cool affair, with Statham doing his usual aggressive look and Lopez added into the image to look rather dashing, and the black and white image looks superb on the deep red background.
The trailer is also very exciting, although we do get to see Statham in a slightly different light. Not only does he have plenty of moments smashing things up and cracking skulls while delivering the usual one-liners, but in the early stages of the trailer we see him dressing up in all kinds of outfits to perform heists. Later on he is dressed as a Texan offering fans a truly hideous Texan accent. Seriously, this could not look more fun if it tried!
Here is the synopsis for Parker, which arrives in UK cinemas 25th January 2013, and the trailer and poster follow.
Parker (Jason Statham) is a professional thief who lives by a personal code of ethics: Don’t steal from people who can’t afford it and don’t hurt people who don’t deserve it. But on his latest heist, his crew double crosses him, steals his stash, and leaves him for dead.
Determined to make sure they regret it, Parker tracks them to PalmBeach, playground of the rich and famous, where the crew is planning their biggest heist ever. Donning the disguise of a rich Texan, Parker takes on an unlikely partner, Leslie (Jennifer Lopez), a savvy insider, who’s short on cash, but big on looks, smarts and ambition. Together, they devise a plan to hijack the score, take everyone down and get away clean.