Jason Statham is to take on the role made famous by Daniel Craig in Layer Cake with the forthcoming sequel Viva La Madness.
Deadline are reporting that that a big screen take on JJ Connolly’s 2011 sequel to the 2000 novel is on the way
“From the many levels of the London underworld portrayed in ‘Layer Cake,’ ‘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,” reads the novel’s official description.
“The anonymous hero of ‘Layer Cake’ is pulled back into the drug game before he can escape to a sunny retirement: in an authentic but dazzling combination of London low-life, Caribbean high-life and Venezuelan drug cartels toting machine-guns in Mayfair. The brilliance and the madness is back:‘Viva la madness!’
Statham will produce Viva La Madness alongside Steve Chasman through their SJ Pictures.