The Beekeeper. It might sound like a documentary about a guy who really likes fresh honey. But when the movie stars Jason Statham and is directed by David Ayer you know it’s something entirely different, and a lot more violent.
To be fair, Statham’s character in The Beekeeper actually IS a beekeeper, helping to tend the land of a friend who helped him. When that friend loses everything in a phishing scam and takes her own life, Statham sets out on a vicious quest for vengeance, revealing that he was, naturally, a member of a clandestine organization.
“We have laws for this!”
“Until they fail, then you have ME!!”
And kick ass he does, including one poor guy who gets his fingers chopped off and Statham still isn’t finished with him.
Also in the cast are Jeremy Irons, Josh Hutcherson, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Phylicia Rashad, Bobby Naderi, and Minnie Driver.
This is Ayer’s first movie since 2020’s The Tax Collector. He’s best known for directing Suicide Squad, End of Watch, and Fury. He reunites with his Street Kings writer Kurt Wimmer.
The Beekeeper opens in theaters on January 12th 2024.