Lionsgate Sets Jason Statham’s ‘Wild Card’ for January Release

Wild Card Jason Statham

Lionsgate has set a Super Bowl weekend release date in the U.S. for the action thriller “Wild Card,” starring Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Milo Ventimiglia and Dominik Garcia-Lorido.

“Wild Card” will open in theaters and on demand on Jan. 30. Anne Heche, Sofia Vergara, Jason Alexander, Hope Davis and Stanley Tucci also appear in the film, directed by Simon West and based on the novel “Heat” by William Goldman, who also wrote the screenplay.

Statham plays a Las Vegas bodyguard with a gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Statham’s charcter strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss.

Steven Chasman is the producer. Executive producers are Nick Meyer, Marc Schaberg, Cassian Elwes, Robert Earl, Brian Pitt and Jib Polhemus.

“Wild Card” is presented by Lionsgate and SJ Heat Productions in association with Sierra/Affinity and Cinema Seven Productions.

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  1. jhs39 says:

    If this is coming out on demand the same day as theatrical release then it isn’t getting a wide release–most movie theater chains won’t play films that get day and date home video releases. In Chicago every film that gets released simultaneously in theaters and streaming ends up playing in the same theater–The River East, which is an expensive an inconvenient location for most people (parking alone is 18.00). It seems like day and date releases are nothing more than a gimmick that allows the streaming sites to charge 10.00 for a 24 hour rental since the movie is “still in theaters” even though it’s only in a handful of theaters nationally that most people couldn’t get to if they wanted to.

  2. True Story says:

    Lionsgate why is you keep using books to style projects on Jill Thrussell’s projects and hiring people to write them. Why didn’t u just hire and pay her two years ago?

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