Jason Statham is known for his talents on sets of various action films, including some of the Fast & Furious films. And now he is reportedly set to start in an upcoming action-packed film about… Beekeeping?
You read that right. According to Deadline, Jason Statham will be teaming up with Miramax for the upcoming film, The Bee Keeper. The film’s synopsis describes it as a “lightning-paced” thriller that is “deeply steeped” in the mythology of beekeeping.
Jason Statham will notably star and produce in the upcoming film. While sharing details about the movie, Miramax CEO and producer, Bill Block, states, “The Bee Keeper explores universal themes with an unconventional story that will have fans sitting on the edge of their seats.”
Production for The Bee Keeper is aiming to take place in September 2022. The film’s current is currently eyeing London and Atlanta for shooting. Kurt Wimmer is writing the film.
The Bee Keeper news comes just after Jason Statham wrapped up on his latest project. Which is an untitled Guy Richie film. Statham recently worked on the 2021 film Wrath of Man with Ritchie.
According to IMDb, the untitled film follows an agent that becomes a recruit by a global intelligence alliance to track down and stop the sale of a deadly weapon. The technology notably threatens to disrupt the world order.
The untitled film is to premiere in January 2022. It will star Statham, Aubrey Plaza, and Josh Hartnett.
Jason Statham Reflects on His Acting Career Through the Years
During an interview with The Guardian, Jason Statham took a look back at the roles he played through the years. “Most of the script that land on my desk are stuff you read and go, ‘Is someone really gonna make this?’”
Jason Statham further admits he was originally more interested in being a movie stuntman instead of an actual actor. He also thought about being a diver as well.
“I wanted to throw myself off a f—ing cliff and parachute away like The Spy Who Loved Me,” Jason Statham proclaimed in the interview. He recalled going on holiday in Florida and seeing someone doing a high dive in the hotel pool every day.
“He’d done this sort of reverse layout,” Jason Statham then explained. “I was like, ‘F—! I’d love to do that.”
Jason Statham also thought about representing the UK at the Olympics for diving. “I thought, ‘F— it, I’ve got to waste another four years training? You know what? Nah.’ It was just one of those chance things.”
He goes on to add that he decided to stop diving, sat down, didn’t do much for a while. Then I got a part in a film. “I was like, ‘F–ing how the hell did this happen?’”