Ray Winstone and Ray Liotta join Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, Sam Riley and 50 Cent in “13,” an English-language remake of the 2005 French movie “13 Tzameti.”
The original, “13 Tzameti,” won the 2006 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Gela Babluani won best director at the Venice Film Festival.
Sam Riley plays the title character, a young man who stumbles into an underground competition where the wealthy gamble on human beings in a Russian Roulette-like competition.
Ray Winstone will play a competitor who has been sprung from a mental institution to participate and Ray Liotta will play a cop on the trail of the illegal game.
Mickey Rourke, after successful Darren Aronofsky‘s “The Wrestler,” will star in “13” as a convict in a Mexican prison who is sold into the competition.
50 Cent will play an employee assigned to escort Rourke’s character to the bloody game. Jason Statham, plays man who bets on the competition and has a peculiar interest in one of the competitors.
Gela Babluani, who wrote and directed the original, wrote the script and will direct “13” that begins production in New York on November 20, 2008.