Jason Statham (The Mechanic, The Expendables) heads the cast ofBLITZ as the tough, uncompromising and un-PC detective “Brant”, who is teamed with unlikely partner “Sgt Porter Nash” played by Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum) to investigate a series of police murders. BAFTA and Tony Award-nominee Aidan Gillen (HBO’s The Wire) and fellow BAFTA-nominee David Morrissey (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, State of Play, Nowhere Boy) join the cast as a cop-hating serial killer “Weiss” (Gillen) and hack crime reporter “Dunlop” (Morrissey).
The strong supporting cast includes Tony Award winnerMark Rylance (recently seen at the Royal Court in Jez ButterworthsJerusalem), Zawe Ashton (St Trinian’s II: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold), Richard Riddell (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans) and Nicky Henson (Vera Drake).
Written by Nathan Parker (Moon) and produced by Zygi Kamasa, Steve Chasman (The Bank Job), Brad Wyman and Donald Kushner, BLITZ is the second feature to be directed by Elliott Lester.
Blitz is released 20 May 2011.
Basically Blitz stars Jason Stratham as Detective Brant (and with his own accent for a change) hunting a serial killer targeting coppers and generally beating the crap out of anyone who gets in his way.
If you’re waiting for me to point out the downsides you’re going to be in for a long wait.
My fave live of the trailer ‘Leave it Brant’ ah DI Regan would have been so proud.
GS Reporter: Nuge