Jason Statham looks set to replace the smouldering Daniel Craig in “Layer Cake” follow up “Viva La Madness”, according to Collider.
“Layer Cake” was based on J.J. Connolly’s novel of the same name and “Viva La Madness” will be drawn from its sequel, with no announcement as yet on who will direct. Steve Chasman looks set to executive produce.
Although Daniel Craig starred as the unnamed protagonist in the initial film, it has been revealed that Jason Statham is in talks to fill the role for the upcoming sequel.
Here’s Amazon’s synopsis on “Viva La Madness”:
J. J. Connolly the favorite voice of London gangster fiction returns with a tour de force: the Get Carter of the noughties, Layer Cake has also been made into a highly-praised film by Matthew Vaughn, starring Daniel Craig and Sienna Miller (it’s also the most shoplifted book in England). Now Connolly is back with a sequel that sees him on the same stunning form, with his trademark razor-sharp dialogue and quick-fire violence, but also finding dark humor and pathos in the lives of violent men. From the London underworld, Viva la Madness moves to international crime with trans-Atlantic drug deals, money laundering, and high-tech electronic fraud, portrayed with the same uncanny believability. The anonymous hero of Layer Cake is pulled back into the drug game before he can escape to a sunny retirement. In a dazzling combination of London low-life, Caribbean high-life, and Venezuelan drug cartels toting machine-guns in Mayfair, our hero’s voice and mission are authentic, thrilling, and whiplash-inducing in equal shares.
We’ll have more news for you on the film as it hits the internet.