Jason Statham And Jennifer Lopez Mix It Up In Parker Trailer
. Director Taylor Hackford is known for crafting lurid movies. Be it the Al Pacino-fronted thriller The Devil's Advocate, the Oscar-winning biopic Ray or his last effort, the critically panned Love Ranch, he tends to offer hard-hitting but undeniably salacious stories.
. And as his upcoming Parker stars the steely English hunk Jason Statham opposite the ever-sultry Jennifer Lopez, we can rightly expect sparks to fly.
. In the crime thriller Statham plays Parker, a kind of modern Robin Hood who lives by a code: "I don't steal from people who can't afford it, and I don't hurt people who don't deserve it."
. But there's no honor among thieves, so when the titular protagonist turns down a jewelry robbery proposed by a merciless thug (Michael Chiklis), he's shot and left for dead. Hungry for revenge, he teams up with a real-estate agent (Jennifer Lopez) to plan a complicated heist of his own.
. Yesterday we got a peek at the pic's poster, and now you can check out its trailer below:
We already were jealous of all the people who were able to attend Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.
. The genre festival opened with the world premiere of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, then entertained audiences with screenings of anticipated movies like Holy Motors, Dredd, Sinister, I Declare War and Cloud Atlas.
. And in addition, Andy and Lana Wachowski hosted a Q&A after their Atlas screening, making us seethe with jealousy. But at least you can see a few minutes of their chat, courtesy of this YouTube clip:
Okay, I'm always on board for another action-packed Statham outing, but let's get a few things straight. One: let's never put a wig on him again; he makes bald work. Two: never make him have any accent other than his own, especially a cringe-inducing attempt at a Southern twang. Three: in the case of cowboy hats refer to point one. These bizarre choices aside, Parker--or as Statham says it Pah-kahr--seems like it'll be exactly the kind of mindless fun we'll need in the thick of awards season to give us a bit of a break from all the heady Oscar contenders.