Count The Statham-isms In The 'Parker' Trailer


The first trailer for "Parker," the new Jason Statham movie based on the Donald E. Westlake books, has a few elements that we've noticed in Statham movies of yore. Shall we list them?

A priest disguise ("Expendables 2")

A heist

A principled criminal

A revenge plot

A hospital gown ("Crank")

A black suit

A lot of fist fights

The only thing that really matters, though, is Statham doing a Texan accent. This should be in every Statham movie.

Co-starring Jennifer Lopez and directed by Academy Award winner Taylor Hackford ("Ray"), "Parker" just may be the next level of Jason Statham movie. Check out the trailer (via Machinima) below.

Official synopsis:

Parker (Jason Statham) is a professional thief who lives by a personal code of ethics: Don’t steal from people who can’t afford it and don’t hurt people who don’t deserve it. But on his latest heist, his crew double crosses him, steals his stash, and leaves him for dead. Determined to make sure they regret it, Parker tracks them to PalmBeach, playground of the rich and famous, where the crew is planning their biggest heist ever. Donning the disguise of a rich Texan, Parker takes on an unlikely partner, Leslie (Jennifer Lopez), a savvy insider, who’s short on cash, but big on looks, smarts and ambition. Together, they devise a plan to hijack the score, take everyone down and get away clean.

"Parker" opens on January 25, 2013.

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