Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche & Michael Angarano Join 'Heat' Remake
by Ethan Anderton
April 12, 2013
The remake of Heat starring Jason Statham got knocked down a couple pegs recently when Brian De Palma opted not to direct, and Con-Air and The Expendables 2 helmer Simon West took over. While West is good at fun action, it would have been nice to see someone like De Palma work with Statham. Anyway, the film is still on track and recently Sofia Vergara joined the cast. Now some more supporting members have turned up as Deadline reports Stanley Tucci, Michael Angarano, Anne Heche, Hope Davis, Milo Ventimiglia and Cedric the Entertainer have all joined the the remake of the 1986 thriller. More below!
For those just joining us, Statham is playing Nick Escalante, a compulsive gambler who works "security" jobs in Las Vegas. When his prostitute friend (Vergara) gets roughed up by a sadistic member of the mob, Escalante turns vigilante and heads out for revenge. Angarano will play a tech billionaire who hires Nick as a bodyguard and gambling tutor, but we're not sure of the characters any of the other new additions will play. Either way, it's quite an eclectic cast, even if I could do without Cedric the Entertainer, unless he plans on doing something different than being loud and obnoxious. After all, the script comes from Oscar winner William Goldman (All the President's Men), so anything is possible. Thoughts?