Jason Statham films for Netflix in UK
Action star Jason Statham will be in the UK next year to film in Viva La Madness for Netflix and Sky.
The 10-part drama is based on JJ Connolly’s book of the same name and is connected to the 2004 film adaptation of the author’s Layer Cake, although it is not being made as a sequel.
Set against a backdrop of international crime and gang violence, Viva La Madness centres on an anonymous protagonist who is drawn out of his retirement in the sun to enter a dangerous drug game.
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Netflix’s production footprint in the UK is growing. A six-month shoot began in late July on The Innocents, an eight-part drama from New Pictures. The streaming giant is also currently in production on a TV prequel of The Dark Crystal and Outlaw King, and has several projects lined up for UK filming next year.
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Jason Statham photo via Getty Images FilmMagic/Gilbert Carrasquillo.
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