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?