February 28, 2014
Thanks to Dawn for this Variety.com article about Jason and Melissa McCarthy doing a movie together! This is so awesome…Jason has such great comedic timing and has always made me laugh in the past. I’m really looking forward to these two getting together and cracking us up.
After flirting with the project last fall, Jason Statham is ready to team up with Melissa McCarthy as an unlikely spy duo in 20th Century Fox’s “Susan Cooper.”
Reports in October indicated that Statham had met with director Paul Feig but the actor was uncommitted as he was still weighing other options. Sources now confirm Statham has agreed to co-star in the project and that a deal should be made shortly.
In the comedy that reteams McCarthy and Feig yet again (“The Heat,” “Bridesmaids”), the story follows the adventures of an unlikely spy, Susan Cooper. Statham will play another spy McCarthy teams up with.
Feig also wrote the script and will produce with Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping through their Chernin Entertainment banner. Jessie Henderson is an exec producer.
Known more for his serious action pics like “The Expendables” franchise and his most recent effort “Homefront,” the Fox film give Statham a chance to show his comedic chops, something he dabbled in for Guy Ritchie’s punchy “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch.”
The CAA-repped actor has a handful of films wrapped up including “Heat,” which he is producing as well as “The Expendables 3.” Statham will also be seen as the villain in “The Fast and Furious 7″ in April 2015.
January 8, 2014
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Thanks to Karen for this Zimbio link to photos of Jason surfing while vacationing in Hawaii this week! Nice form!
December 20, 2013
Jessica from Mammoth on behalf of Lionsgate sent me a link to the ‘Expendables 3′ teaser trailer and a bunch of info concerning the film. For some reason I’m not able to link the YouTube video of the teaser trailer so here’s the address http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuXkXJ1fPuk&feature=youtu.be
This summer, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Kelsey Grammar, Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford will join the cast of THE EXPENDABLES 3! Your favorite living legends and original badasses Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Arnold Schwarzenegger return to their roles to do some major ass-kicking. Also joining the all-star cast this year is Kellan Lutz, MMA star Ronda Rousey, welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz and Glen Powell.This action hero dream team is officially BACK and READY FOR ACTION! Can’t wait until next summer? Meet the gang NOW in the brand-new TEASER TRAILER that just debuted directly to the Expendables fans across the film’s official social media accounts.
The film is due to be released here in the U.S. on August 15th. This is the synopsis…
In THE EXPENDABLES 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.
Lionsgate and Millennium Films present a Nu Image production.
November 27, 2013
Today is the movie premiere of ‘Homefront’ and time to announce the winner of Open Road’s prize pack giveaway! I was surprised at the small response to this contest. I was hoping for some fan frenzy, but we must be a reserved bunch, us Jason fans. And most of you are like me and are adamant about your anonymity. Nevertheless, I decided to pick the winner myself from Karen and Jennie’s entries. Congratulations to Karen for the insightful comments about your favorite scene from ‘The Killer Elite’! Please email me your address at email@example.com and I will pass it on to Open Road.
November 17, 2013
Jason fans, squee with me and enter to win super fan prizes courtesy of Open Road! They have a special prize pack including a ‘Homefront’ movie poster signed by the cast along with a copy of the book that inspired the film signed by author, Chuck Logan. All you have to do is tell us your most favorite Jason badass movie scene and why you love it so much. I’ll pick five I like, and then you–the fans get to choose the ultimate winner.* The only catch is…although you’re not obligated to do so…is to send us a photograph of the prizes so we can salivate jealously over your winnings! Enter now by commenting on this post, and giving us your most favorite Jason badass scene and telling us why you love it. Contest ends on Wednesday, November 27th, the premiere of ‘Homefront’ and the winner will be announced then.
*The winning fan’s shipping address will be submitted to Open Road and they will send the prize directly. Please note that the prize can only be shipped within the U.S. and no P.O. boxes.
November 2, 2013
Jason is making the ‘Homefront’ promotional rounds. Thanks to Dawn for the heads up on his appearances on Kelly and Michael Monday and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night (technically early Thursday morning).