I like Jason Statham. I especially like him in other people’s movies because, as a rule, the sub-genre that’s basically come to be known as “Jason Statham movies” isn’t really my thing. I get the appeal, it’s just not for me. But Wild Card (while still not exactly in my wheelhouse) looks like it has more personality than your standard Statham fare. For one, it’s got a better cast. And, with a script by the legendary William Goldman (who, to be fair, had seen better years prior to writing Dreamcatcher with Lawrence Kasdan), it looks like it has a lot more personality than some of his other films. This new trailer is also light years better than the international one released a few weeks ago.
Hit the jump to check out the Wild Card trailer. The film, directed by Simon West, also stars Michael Angarano, Milo Ventimiglia, Dominik García-Lorido, Anne Heche, Sofia Vergara, Max Casella, Jason Alexander, Francois Vincentelli, Davenia McFadden, Chris Browning, Matthew Willig, Greice Santo with Hope Davis and Stanley Tucci.
Trailer via YouTube:
Here’s the official synopsis for Wild Card:
Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes…and this time, it’s all or nothing. From two-time Academy®Award-winning writer William Goldman (Best Original Screenplay, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969; Best Adapted Screenplay,All the President’s Men, 1976).