Preview: Jason Statham in Parker

There’s something completely odd about the pairing of Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez, and this may be one of the main reasons we are so excited about upcoming action thriller, Parker.

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 Palm Beach, 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.

Anything that opens with Statham dressed as an old priest and Michael Chiklis as a creepy clown is either going to be a work of genius or a complete mess. Put these two costumed action stars in a funfair with a truckload of ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’ contestants and this becomes a must see. There’s also a growly Nick Nolte and a scantily clad but very lovable Jennifer Lopez also featured – so Parker is shaping up rather nicely. Not to mention Jason Statham in a cowboy hat, but lets not get too excited.

Parker stars Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Nick Nolte and Clifton Collins Jr. It is released in UK cinemas on the 25th of January 2013.

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