Michael Angarano has joined the cast of “Heat”, a remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds film that will star Jason Statham, according to Deadline.
The official synopsis of the film, not to be confused with the 1995 Michael Mann film of the same name, reads as follows: “This tightly-wound, fun action-thriller, tells the story of a tough recovering gambling addict (Statham) who makes his living providing protection in the rough edges of the gambling world. Statham’s character refuses to resort to gunplay, strictly using hand and edged weapon combat. When a dear friend (Sofia Vergara) is brutally beaten by a high-rolling mobster, he helps her get her revenge and he ends up in more trouble than he ever imagined.” Simon West is directing, and Angarano will play Cyrus Kinnick, who hires Statham’s character as a bodyguard. William Goldman adapted both the 1986 film and the new remake from his own novel.
Angarano can currently be seen in dark comedy “The Brass Teapot” opposite Juno Temple and will soon head to Tribeca to premiere “The English Teacher”, in which he stars opposite Julianne Moore and Lily Collins. He also has heist thriller “Empire State” with Liam Hemsworth awaiting release.