Jason Statham is in final negotiations to star in “Blitz,” a London-set thriller about a serial killer targeting police officers. Lionsgate U.K. is fully financing the project, which is an adaptation of Ken Bruen’s bestseller of the same name. Nathan Parker wrote the script; Elliott Lester is directing.
“Blitz” will mark the first collaboration between Statham and Lionsgate U.K. since last year’s “The Bank Job,” which was a hit at the Blighty box office. Statham will play a tough, uncompromising cop assigned the task of tracking down the killer. Paddy Considine will play his partner. “Jason and I are excited about the opportunity to be working here again as we are keen to continue supporting British films,” Chasman said.