Statham starring as recovering gambling addict

Milo Ventimiglia has joined the remake of the 1986 drama “Heat” opposite Jason Statham.

Ventimilgia will portray the son of a powerful businessman who’s friends with a mobster and casino owner.

“Heat” is produced by SJ Pictures, Quad Productions and Current Entertainment. Simon West is directing from William Goldman’s script.

Burt Reynolds starred in the original about a recovering gambling addict who finds work providing protection to his friends.

Ventimiglia will be seen late this year in “Grace of Monaco”  and  has a role in the Adam Sandler comedy “Grown Ups 2.

He is repped by CAA and Management 360.

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