Statham will play Brant, a sociopathic wrecking machine of a cop for the film version of Ken Bruen's "Blitz." - The South East London police squad are down and out: Detective Sergeant Brant is in hot water for assaulting a police shrink, Chief Inspector Roberts' wife has died in a horrific car accident, and WPC Falls is still figuring out how to navigate her job as a black female investigator in the notorious unit. When a serial killer takes his show on the road, things get worse for all three. Nicknamed "The Blitz" by the rabid London media, the killer is aiming for tabloid immortality by killing cops in different beats around the city.
Paddy Considine will be playing Sergeant Porter Nash, an openly gay cop that works with the homophobic Brant.