Actor Daniel Craig will not return in Viva La Madness, the sequel to Layer Cake, as Jason Statham is reportedly replacing him.
The 46-year-old actor and his producing partner Steve
Chasman is believed to have obtained the rights to JJ
Connolly's crime novel on which the screenplay will be based
on, reported Deadline.
The Parker star is expected to play the same nameless
character who was trying to dodge the bullet at the end of the
In the next chapter, the man is looking for a quiet place
on a beach to live. But his retirement plan is ruined when he
gets involved with drug deals, money laundering and high-tech
Layer Cake was supported by Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy and
Ben Whishaw. It was released in 2004 with Matthew Vaughn as
Statham was last seen in Hummingbird and will next
appear in Homefront.