The trailer, released by Lionsgate via iTunes Movie Trailers, promises that the upcoming action-thriller — a remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds-starrer “Heat” — will be a wild ride.
Statham stars as a Sin City bodyguard with a gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug (Milo Ventimiglia), Statham helps her get revenge, only to find out that the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Statham continues playing blackjack to win enough cash to leave Vegas for good, but his plans go awry, as expected.
Sofia Vergara, Stanley Tucci, Jason Alexander and Anne Heche also star in the Simon West-directed crime drama.
“Wild Card” premieres in theaters and on video on demand on January 30.