‘Levon’s Trade’: Jason Statham To Star In Sylvester Stallone-Scripted Thriller From ‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer

Talk about a movie with a target market! Set to hit the AFM sales market is Levon’s Trade, an action thriller set to star Jason Statham and be directed by Suicide Squad and Fury director, David Ayer. Not only that, but the film will feature Sylvester Stallone’s first screenplay since Rambo: Last Blood in 2019.

Stallone is a producer on the project and had been developing it as a TV series. It’s an adaptation of the first of author/comics writer Chuck Dixon’s eleven Levon Cade thriller novels.

Here’s a synopsis via Deadline:

The movie will chart how Levon Cade (Statham) left his “profession” behind him to go ‘straight’ and work in construction. He wants to live a simple life and be a good father to his daughter. But when his boss’s teenage daughter Jenny vanishes, he’s called upon to re-employ the skills that made him a legendary figure in the shadowy world of black ops. His hunt for the missing college student takes him deep into the heart of a sinister criminal conspiracy creating a chain reaction that will threaten his new way of life.

Statham and Stallone are obviously old buds from the Expendables franchise, and recently starred in Expend4bles together. The less said about that, the better. One has to think Stallone will include a role for himself in Levon’s Trade, too.

Filming is eyed to begin in March 2024 in London. [Deadline]

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