Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Mickey Rourke Are Lucky 13
Thu, 06 Nov 2008 15:12:50
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Ray Liotta, Mickey Rourke, and Jason Statham will star in an English-language remake of a French film. The new version will be called 13, while the 2005 original was titled 13 Tzameti. Gela Babluani, the original's writer and director, wrote the remake's screenplay and will direct as well.
Sam Riley, Ray Winstone, and rapper 50 Cent will also star in the film, a psychological thriller about a young man who stumbles into the dark, seedy underworld of a competition where wealthy people gamble on humans in a version of Russian Roulette. Riley will play the young man, while the rough 'n' tumble Rourke will play a convict from a Mexican prison who is sold into the competition. Winstone will play a mental patient who is also thrust into the melee. 50 Cent will play an employee who guards and escorts Rourke's character, while Statham will portray a rich Brit betting on the competition. Liotta is the cop trying to take down the illegal activity. Production is slated to begin on November 20 in New York.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff