Jason Statham to replace Daniel Craig in Layer Cake sequel

Acquires the rights to Viva La Madness

In today’s most improbable sequel news, it seems that a follow-up is on the way to British crime thriller Layer Cake, with Jason Statham set to take on the leading role.

Deadline reports that Statham and producing partner Steve Chasman have purchased the rights to novelist J.J. Connolly’s Viva La Madness, a sequel to his original story brought to the big screen by Matthew Vaughn in 2004.

The report also claims that Statham will take over the leading role of the unnamed narrator, last played by a pre-Bond Daniel Craig, as he branches out into international crime.

At the end of the last film ***SPOILER ALERT***, the narrator was left in a pool of his own blood, having been shot in the gut by a jilted love rival. While we had always assumed he had died at the end, it would seem we were mistaken. ***SPOILER ALERT OVER***

As with Layer Cake, Connolly will provide the script for Viva La Madness, with a director yet to be confirmed...

Would you watch a Layer Cake sequel? Tell us, below!


    • Wolfy82

      Nov 12th 2013, 9:28

      Man! I'm sick of seeing this Jason stratham guy in every action movie that comes out

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    • jacobkay

      Nov 12th 2013, 11:17

      It's a shame we don't have Craig or Vaughn this time around. Layer Cake is easily one of my favourite films.

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 12th 2013, 18:32

      I'd love to see a sequel for Layer Cake as long as Vaughn was behind the camera. Statham replacing Craig doesn't bother me too much as long as the tone of the movie was the same as the first one.

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