Sofia Vergara Joins Jason Statham in ‘Heat’

The ‘Modern Family’ star will play the female lead in director Simon West’s remake about a gambling addict who goes after the mob.

Sofia Vergara joins the remake Heat with Jason Statham
Sofia Vergara joins the remake Heat with Jason Statham
Modern Family star Sofía Vergara is in negotiations to play the female lead in Heat, a remake of the 1987 Burt Reynolds action thriller.

Jason Statham stars as a gambling addict who takes a series of protection and security jobs in Las Vegas to support his addiction. When his friend is badly beaten by the mafia, he puts everything aside to take on the mob by himself. No details were given for Sofía Vergara's role.

Simon West (The Expendables 2) is directing from a screenplay by William Goldman, who wrote both the novel the original movie is based on, and the screenplay adaptation. Jason Statham is also producing alongside Steve Chasman. Corey Yuen, who directed Jason Statham in The Transporter, is serving as the action director/fight choreographer.

Sofía Vergara will next be seen on the big screen in Machete Kills, and she also has a voice role in the animated sequel The Smurfs 2.

Wild Card was released January 30th, 2015 and stars Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik García-Lorido, Hope Davis, Milo Ventimiglia, Max Casella, Stanley Tucci, Jason Alexander. The film is directed by Simon West.

Sources: Variety

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Comments (8)

  1. skywise

    Who is this Jason Statham guy?

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. Writer220

    I remember Val Kilmer being in Heat - that was excellent but Jason I can't seem to wrap my mind around that.

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag

  3. the Narrator

    @comicbookfan Agreed 100%.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  4. CelluloidDreams

    Sofia Vergara and Jason Statham ....HOT!!!!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  5. ChuckConnors

    Before that "Heat" was the Burt Reynolds "Heat" which this is a remake of. But ya, i still wouldnt call it "Heat" for the sake of not having 3 "Heat" out there.

    2 years agoby @chuckconnorsFlag

  6. Bmule86

    seeing as how every jason statham movie since the transporter movies have completely sucked, i actually think ill pass on this on.

    2 years agoby @bmule86Flag

  7. CBF

    "Heat" is a classic movie starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.... Can't title it this.

    2 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

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