Guy Ritchie’s new action film Wrath of Man is set to launch on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Ireland later this year, and it marks his first time working with Jason Statham in 15 years.
The explosive revenge thriller will hit the streaming platform this December.
The Fast and Furious actor reunited with the visionary director for the first time in over a decade to create the film based on the French film Le Convoyeur.
Guy plucked Jason, 53, out of a French Connection campaign to star in his first two films, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and later Snatch, almost 25 years ago.
They’ve remained friends since but branched out into separate projects, with Jason becoming one of Hollywood’s biggest names. However, he said it only took him ’30 seconds’ to be convinced to join the Wrath of Man cast.
Wrath of Man tells the story of Fortico Securities, which hires mysterious new employee Patrick Hill (Jason Statham) after a deadly ambush on one of its armoured cars.
The newbie, who becomes known simply as H, appears quiet at first, wanting to keep his head down, but his true talents are soon revealed.
After learning the ropes from partner Bullet (Holt McCallany), H steps up when the pair become the targets of an attempted robbery.
H is no longer just there to keep his head down and earn a living, as his formidable skills as an expert marksman – who is equally adept at hand-to-hand combat – come to light.
H is fearless, ruthless, and lethal, and actually an undercover crime boss desperately searching for a way to avenge the murder of his beloved son.
Jason Statham stars as mysterious ‘H’ in the upcoming thriller (Picture: MGM)
His quest takes an expected turn when a cadre of ex-military men, led by clever, calculating Jackson (Jeffrey Donovan), plots a once-in-a-lifetime heist that will bring them a windfall of millions.
However, they fail to realise that the high-stakes job will also set them on a violent collision course with the wrathful H.
Starring alongside Jason and Holt is a stellar cast, including Josh Hartnett, Niamh Algar, Laz Alonso, Scott Eastwood and Eddie Marsan.
The film was also written by Ritchie, along with Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies, with Bill Block and Ivan Atkinson joining as producers.
Prime members can watch Wrath of Man later this year at no extra cost.
Those without Prime can sign up for £7.99 a month or subscribe to a free 30-day trial.
Wrath of Man hits Amazon Prime Video in December.