Jason Statham is ready to bash skulls in the first official poster for the Lionsgate action thriller Wild Card. Opening in theaters this January, William Goldman adapts his own book for this hard-hitting drama. The story was originally told in the 1987 movie Heat, starring Burt Reynolds, but as you can see, its definitely gotten an upgrade.

Jason Statham stars as Nick Wild, a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss.  Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob.   Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing.

William Goldman is a two-time Academy Award-winning writer for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President's Men. Simon West directs Wild Card, which also features Michael Angarano, Milo Ventimiglia, Dominik García-Lorido, Anne Heche, Sofia Vergara, Max Casella, Jason Alexander, Francois Vincentelli, Davenia McFadden, Chris Browning, Matthew Willig, Greice Santo, with Hope Davis (Cassandra) and Stanley Tucci. In the immortal words of Jason Statham: 'Never bet against a man with a killer hand!'

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<strong><em>Wild Card</em></strong> Poster

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