Thu, 14 Nov 2013 06:45:00 GMT | By PTI

Jason Statham replaces Daniel Craig in 'Viva La Madness'?

Action star Jason Statham adds one more film to his kitty - 'Viva La Madness'

Jason Statham replaces Daniel Craig in 'Viva La Madness'? (© Reuters)

Los Angeles: 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 first film.

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 electronic fraud.

'Layer Cake' was supported by Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy and Ben Whishaw. It was released in 2004 with Matthew Vaughn as the director.

Statham was last seen in 'Hummingbird' and will next appear in 'Homefront'.

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