Tom Hardy, Gerard Butler, Jason Statham, Liam Neeson and Gary Oldman In Casting Consideration for The Professionals

By Mar 30, 2011 Comment (4)

Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy, Jason Statham

Tom Hardy, Gerard Butler, Jason Statham, Liam Neeson and Gary Oldman are the professionals! You have no idea what we’re talking about? Well, guess what, it looks that UK television show from the 70s, titled The Professionals is getting a remake!

Or, if you prefer, it’s getting turned into a movie. And what a movie that will be with this kind of cast on board? Judge yourself!

Ok, ok, nothing is confirmed at this moment, but it sounds interesting to know that Lionsgate UK is reportedly eyeing Tom Hardy, Gerard Butler and Jason Statham to play the secret agents Bodie and Doyle, while Liam Neeson and Gary Oldman are being eyed to play their boss.

Gary Oldman, Liam Neeson

So, yes, that (unfortunately) means some of them will get the part, and no, they’re (unfortunately) not all going to be in the movie, but you must admit that it will be a difficult decision indeed!

At this moment we know that “…this big-screen version will be an origin story, showing how ex-Spec Ops mercenary Bodie and counter-terrorism detective Doyle unite to work for covert UK security unit CI5.”

Martin Shaw and Lewis Collins played the original agent pair, with Gordon Jackson as their sour boss.

Still no word about the possible director, but we do have producers Callum McDougall (Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace) and Richard Whelan (Captain America: The First Avenger) on board for The Professionals, so we have no doubt that it will be an awesome project.

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  • Tina Sparling says:

    OMG!!!!! That would be the best movie ever if Gerard Butler AND Jason Statham both starred in it. They are my two favorite actors! I think they are awesome! Even though it is just talk right now I really hope they do star in this movie together!

    • Cheryl Rowlands says:

      This movie does not interest me in the slightest. NO-ONE could replace Lewis Collins & Martin Shaw as Bodie & Doyle. When oh when will greedy producers learn that modern remakes of cult classics NEVER work? Why do they think these programmes become so in the first place?? Just look at flops such as The Avengers, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) etc. If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it. I, for one will not be wasting money on this film.

    • ,mhvf,c says:

      I was thinking exactly the same thing, except in the case of Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy!

  • Dean Jacobs says:

    This looks like a movie that has some potential. I’m particularly interested in what Jason Statham has to offer. I’ll be getting another glimpse of what he’s doing in his other upcoming movie – http://www.safethemovie.com

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