Sofia Vergara joins Jason Statham in Heat remake
Jason Statham has found his co-star in the new take on Heat...
The mighty Jason Statham is back in his rightful place this weekend, on the big screens of Britain, as Parker finally makes its UK bow. As ever though, The Statham is a busy man (Hummingbird is already complete and set for release in May), and one of his upcoming projects is a remake of Heat.
Now, to be clear: we're not talking about the Michael Mann crime thriller, starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Instead, we're on about the 1987 film Heat, which starred professional facial hair model, Burt Reynolds.
The Statham is reuniting with his The Mechanic and The Expendables 2 director Simon West for Heat. And joining him in the cast, it's now been revealed, is Sofia Vergara. Vergara is set to be seen in the upcoming sequel, Machete Kills, which is due out in September.
William Goldman is reportedly penning the screenplay for the film, and The Transporter co-director Corey Yuen is on-board to choreograph the action and fights.
Expect Heat to go before the cameras soon. We'll keep you posted when we have a release date.
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