The first trailer for next year’s Parker didn’t kick off with high expectations, but a Jason Statham action movie is a Jason Statham action movie, so we’ll get around to it eventually. A second look has now landed and while it doesn’t look far removed from his other entries into the genre, this one is delivered with a bit more energy.
Ray director Taylor Hackford helms this story of a professional thief who is out for revenge and while this trailer is full of generic one-liners and fairly rote action beats, I’m sure Statham fans will be looking forward to him getting back to a solo mission after this summer’s The Expendables sequel. Check it out below for the film also starring Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce and Nick Nolte.
Parker (Jason Statham) is a professional thief who lives by a personal code of ethics: Don’t steal from people who can’t afford it and don’t hurt people who don’t deserve it. But on his latest heist, his crew double crosses him, steals his stash, and leaves him for dead. Determined to make sure they regret it, Parker tracks them to PalmBeach, playground of the rich and famous, where the crew is planning their biggest heist ever. Donning the disguise of a rich Texan, Parker takes on an unlikely partner, Leslie (Jennifer Lopez), a savvy insider, who’s short on cash, but big on looks, smarts and ambition. Together, they devise a plan to hijack the score, take everyone down and get away clean.
Parker arrives on January 25th, 2013.
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