Reeling from a traumatic tour of duty in Afghanistan, Joey (Jason Statham), an ex-Special Forces soldier, returns to London to face another kind of war: life on the streets as a damaged, homeless veteran. In an attempt to rehabilitate himself, Joey assumes another man’s identity and seeks the aid of Sister Cristina (Agata Buzek), a young nun who works at an inner-city parish. But Joey’s expert training as a soldier marks him as a valuable asset, and he soon finds himself caught in the dark web of London’s criminal underworld. Struggling to keep hold of his integrity, Joey offers his profits to those who need it most. But when he learns his missing girlfriend was brutally murdered by a ruthless kingpin, he risks everything for bloody revenge, hurtling down a deadly path that promises to destroy him completely...or be his last and only hope at redemption.
Jason Statham flexes his acting muscles in Redemption, the directorial debut of Steven Knight, writer of Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things; Redemption is a riveting tale set against the gritty streets of homeless London, with Statham starring as Joey Jones; an ex-special forces officer living destitute as an alcoholic. Tragic events and a friendship with a kind nun (Agata Buzek) lead Joey on the path back to sobriety. Along the way he attempts to right the many wrongs of his life and the street crime he encounters. Dark, powerful, and engrossing, Jason Statham embodies Joey in his finest acting performance yet. He was quite proud of Redemption and the experience in working with Steven Knight. He readily admits that it was a great chance to exhibit his range. Actions fans don't have to worry as he pummels quite a few baddies. A quick note, Redemption is the updated U.S. title, the film was originally called Hummingbird. Cool as ice water, check out our interview with Jason Statham below.
Redemption was released June 28th, 2013.Read More
A new international trailer for Hummingbird gives us a look at Jason Statham like we've never seen him before: With actual hair! The action star portrays Joey Jones, a former soldier who lives on the streets of London after escaping from a military court martial. He assumes the identity of another man and takes his vengeance out on those who prey on others. Take a look at the latest footage from this action-thriller, which doesn't have a domestic release date yet.
Living homeless after going on the run from a military court-martial, Joey Jones (Jason Statham) is a damaged ex-special forces soldier trapped in London's criminal underworld. But when opportunity enables him to assume another man's identity, he is transformed into an avenging angel.Read More