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?
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
Thank the lord...I thought this was about remaking the Pacino/Deniro classic heist movie...I was about to rage
Corey Ross on Apr 12, 2013
i know i got lured so bad
jack meoff on Apr 12, 2013
I'm sure we're all in agreement here. Thank god.
bat0u on Apr 12, 2013
I'm still trying to calm myself down.
zey on Apr 13, 2013
Uh I bet Jeremy is gonna love this 😉
DavideCoppola on Apr 12, 2013
"Thank the lord...I thought this was about remaking the Pacino/Deniro classic heist movie...I was about to rage" This x 1000!!! I almost lost it!
RJ on Apr 12, 2013
How can you remake "Heat"?
Guest on Apr 12, 2013
Why use the same title as another really well-known movie?
$126191 on Apr 12, 2013
I don't think there is a SOUL on the planet who read the headline - who thought they were remaking Mann's epic classic. Phew, what a day.
mamet on Apr 13, 2013
I don't think there is a SOUL on the planet who read the headline who didn't think they were remaking Mann's epic classic. Phew, what a day.
mamet on Apr 13, 2013
It's this one: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093164/?ref_=fn_al_tt_3
David Banner on Apr 13, 2013
STOP REMAKING EVERYTHING
dawko on Apr 13, 2013
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