WILD CARD is an upcoming crime drama film based on the 1985 novel Heat by William Goldman. It is a remake of the 1986 adaptation, also titled Heat, that starred Burt Reynolds. Directed by Simon West (Con Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Mechanic, The Expendables 2) with a script written by Goldman (Marathon Man, The Princess Bride, Misery), the film stars Jason Statham, Sofía Vergara, Stanley Tucci, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Angarano, and Anne Heche.
Nick Wild (Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes…and this time, it’s all or nothing.
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