Clive Owen Joins Jason Statham in New Film 'The Killer Elite'
by Alex Billington
April 26, 2010
Although we already have a team-up action movie, featuring Jason Statham, hitting theaters this fall (The Expendables), it's missing another great action star that will now be teaming up with Statham in yet another project. Variety says that Clive Owen has joined the cast of a project called The Killer Elite about a group of former British special forces members being hunted by a team of assassins led by Statham's character, a former Navy Seal. Owen will take on the role of a senior field operative and member of a clandestine group protecting former special forces soldiers and their families. Shooting starts next month down in Australia.
The Killer Elite is actually based on a novel called The Feather Men by Ranulph Fiennes, first published in 1991. Irish director Gary McKendry will make his feature debut on this after directing an Oscar nominated short film. While it does sound a bit like Stallone's The Expendables, it's definitely a unique story of its own. "Founded in England in the late 1960s, the so-called Committee, otherwise known as the Feather Men, was a vigilante group dedicated to solving crimes that the police could not." I wonder who else they'll cast if they already have Clive Owen and Jason Statham. Any other badass British actors they can throw in this, too?
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
Can you blow me where the pampers is on Apr 26, 2010
Damn shame, cuz the production company making it is, the same group that is bringing us that travesty of a film "King of Fighters" I expect nothing but crap from this film.
I cut your throat and stuff on Apr 26, 2010
peloquin on Apr 26, 2010
Damo on Apr 26, 2010
Yeah as for other badass brit actors....#3 nailed it. I just wish he wouldnt be cast as a bad guy in everything, he can play an awesome good guy too.......Archy.
Cody w on Apr 26, 2010
How about Daniel Craig?
DarkRaven18599 on Apr 26, 2010
Once Vinny Jones doesnt turn up this will have a chance. Spot on with Tom Hardy # 4. Would love to see Michael Fassbender as a badass.
ryan on Apr 26, 2010
negropolitan on Apr 27, 2010
WB Exec on Apr 27, 2010
Kevin McKidd Sean Pertwee Sean Bean
harm on Apr 27, 2010
Yellow on Apr 27, 2010
The name of the movie is almost as original as "The Killers" or "Elite Killers", they really brainstormed that one for months
Anomalous Material on Apr 27, 2010
Nice work, i always wanted to see the two of them in one title.
Fisherr on May 2, 2010
Dear Sirs, It is unfortunate that more protest was not made by the Special Forces Community about the Feathermen when it was first released in 1991. Clearly the author is attempting to re-write SAS History and uses a brave soldier who cannot answer back for financial reward. Mike Kealy should be remembered for his courageous action during the Battle for Mirbat in 1972 and his sad death in the Brecon Beacons from exposure in appaling conditions and not at the hands of a fiction writer. We must let the public know that Mike Kealy and others did not die at the hands of some hit squad. The Adoo in Dhofar, Oman were beaten fairly and squarely and most of them eventually surrendered and worked in Firqat Forces for the Sultan. The author , film crew, actors and the ex SAS advisors to this film should be ashamed that they are denigrating a real soldier whilst they hide behind a fictional world and have no care or consideration for the relatives grief. Mike Colton - Mike Colton - Allied Special Forces Association, Hereford UK, 17/7/2010 08:48 Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1295371/How-Ranulph-Fiennes-cashed-murder-SAS-heroes.html#comments#ixzz0u6hM5Vxg
Mike Colton on Jul 18, 2010
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