[Movies] Tom Hardy and Jason Statham Frontrunners For Escape From New York Reboot
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.26.2013
Actors competing for the role of Snake Plissken...
Tom Hardy and Jason Statham are reportedly in contention for the role of Snake Plissken in the reboot/remake of Escape from New York. The New York Daily News reports that while Gerard Butler and Jeremy Renner were originally being sought, plans have changed and Statham and Hardy are the leading candidates.
A source said, "Jason is the type of actor who has the physical attributes and screen presence to reprise Snake. He has a proven track record as a leading man and would do a great job...Tom was immense in The Dark Knight Rises and deserves to get a break in a top role. This could put him firmly in the A-list."
Studio Canal is hoping to have one of the two cast before the summer kicks off.