Jason Statham Eyes J.J. Connolly's 'Layer Cake' Followup 'Viva La Madness'

Jason Statham and his manager and producing partner Steve Chasman have acquired rights to the J.J. Connolly novel Viva La Madness. That is Connolly’s follow-up novel to Layer Cake. Just as he did with the the Matthew Vaughn-directed film that starred Daniel Craig, Connolly again is turning his novel into a script. Connolly never names his chief protagonist anti-hero, but Statham will play the same nameless character we last saw trying to survive a gunshot wound in Layer Cake. It took Connolly more than a decade to follow that tale. Here, his protagonist is looking for a beach to land on in retirement, but instead he gets involved with trans-Atlantic drug deals, money laundering, high-tech electronic fraud, London lowlifes and Venezuelan drug cartels.

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alycakes2163d ago

Layer Cake was good. I remember Daniel Craig in it.

medman2162d ago

Layer Cake was phenomenal. British gangsta flicks are the best in the genre, in my opinion.