“Action Star Jason Statham Set to Lead in Sylvester Stallone’s “Levon’s Trade”, Directed by David Ayer for BlockFilm and Black Bear”

An exciting announcement in the world of film production: Black Bear and BlockFilm, headed by former Miramax chief Bill Block, are bringing a new action movie to the AFM market called “Levon’s Trade.” The film will feature Jason Statham from the “Fast & Furious” franchise and is set to be directed by David Ayer, who directed “Suicide Squad.” The screenplay was adapted by Sylvester Stallone, known for his work on “Creed.” Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting new project!

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Following his previous screenplay works on “Rambo: Last Blood” (2019) and “Creed II” (2018), Stallone is back with his latest project. He has adapted Chuck Dixon’s novel “Levon’s Trade,” which is the first book in the Levon Cade thriller series by the comic author. As a renowned screen icon, Stallone had received an Oscar nomination for his screenplay of “Rocky” in 1977. His production company, Balboa Productions, had initially developed this project as a TV series. The movie will depict the story of Levon Cade, who quits his illegal work and starts working in construction to lead a peaceful life and raise his daughter. However, when his boss’s teenage daughter disappears, Levon is compelled to employ his black ops skills to find her. This mission leads him to unravel a web of dangerous criminal conspiracy that threatens everything he holds dear.

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The crew is getting ready for a London shoot scheduled for March 2024. The movie will be produced by David Ayer and Chris Long in partnership with Jason Statham’s Punch Palace Productions, Sylvester Stallone’s Balboa Productions, John Friedberg’s Black Bear, and Bill Block’s BlockFilm. Interestingly, Statham was already involved in the project before the strike. It’s worth noting that Ayer and Long have recently collaborated with Statham and Block on an action-packed film called The Beekeeper.

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Bill Block, the producer who recently left Miramax, expressed excitement in reuniting with his long-time partners for the film Levon’s Trade. He spoke highly of director David Ayer, whom he previously worked with on Fury, and praised the collaborative efforts of himself and Jason on The Beekeeper. Describing Levon’s Trade as a thrilling action movie, Block stated that he is confident in the team’s ability to bring the beloved novel series to the big screen.

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AFM slate of Black Bear also features a crime thriller called “She Rides Shotgun” starring Taron Egerton, a twisted romance titled “Wicker” with Olivia Colman and Dev Patel, a genre film called “Whistle” directed by Corin Hardy (known for “The Nun”) and featuring Dafne Keen, and “Sing Sing” which was acquired by A24 for U.S. rights at TIFF and stars Colman Domingo. The representation for the actors involved includes Patrick Knapp at GGSSC for Jason Statham, WME and David Weber for David Ayer, and CAA and Robert Lange for Sylvester Stallone.

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