Jason Statham is set to star in the action drama Hummingbird, Deadline.com reports. He’ll play an ex-Special Forces soldier-turned-avenging angel in the film, the directorial debut of Eastern Promises writer Steve Knight. Indie film financing and production company IM Global will pony up the project’s $20 million budget, which sounds about right for a Statham vehicle. The filmmakers are aiming to start production in London early next year.
Jason Statham last starred alongside Clive Owen and Robert De Niro in the little-seen thriller Killer Elite. He’s currently at work on Expendables 2. Click below for more images of the actor: