Monday, July 6, 2009

Paddy Considine & Jason Statham Join 'Blitz'

Crimespreecinema has the news that Paddy Considine & Jason Statham are set to star in a movie adaptation of Ken Bruen's novel 'Blitz.' Elliott Lester is attached to direct Blitz from a script by Nathan Parker (Moon), Statham is to play Brant, a rather crude, un-pc, borderline sociopath of a cop and Considine will be playing Sergeant Porter Nash, an openly gay cop that works with the homophobic Brant.

The synopsis is, in the fast-moving follow-up to the White Trilogy, the south-east London police squad are suffering collective burnout: with tragic deaths, excessive habits, uncontrollable anger and the wrong kind of friendships, the team never had it so bad. When a serial killer takes his show on the road, things get progressively worse. Nicknamed 'The Blitz,' a vicious murderer is aiming for tabloid glory by killing cops. Harold Dunphy, Ace crime reporter, thinks he's on to the story of the decade, and the police have all the incentive they need to catch their criminal - before they get caught first!