Jason Statham will star in the $40 million action thriller “Killer Elite,” based on Ranulph Fiennes‘ bestseller “The Feathermen“, reports Variety.
The story follows a group of former British special forces members who are being hunted by assassins. Statham is set to play a former SAS who is forced out of retirement to save his closest friend.
The film will be directed by commercials director Gary McKendry who only has the 2004 film “Everthing in This Country Must” under his directorial belt.
Filming is scheduled to begin this autumn in London, Paris and Australia.
Statham is currently working on the Sylvester Stallone directed actioner “The Expendables.”