Jason Statham dresses up as a “Texan” and does a horrific accent in the new actioner “Parker”. Find out why he’s subjecting himself and us to this barbarism in a new trailer and featurette for the upcoming movie, co-starring Jennifer Lopez as some kind of hacker or some such. I suspect “Parker” will go the way of most Statham movies — good but not great, enjoyed by fans of the Stath, but few else. As one of those fans, I don’t mind that one bit.
Taylor Hackford of “Proof of Life” and “Ray” fame directs.
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.
Also starring Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce, Clifton Collins Jr., Sala Baker, and Daniel Bernhardt.
Getting payback January 25, 2013.
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