Clifton Collins Jr. and Wendell Pierce have joined the cast of the thriller Parker. The cast also includes Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez and will be directed by Taylor Hackford.
According to Variety, the film is based on the book series by Donald Westlake. The script was penned by John J. McLaughlin (co-writer of Black Swan) and tells the story of "a thief who, though at times is forced to be a killer, still lives by a code of honor that includes never stealing money from people who need it. His word is his bond, and if he is crossed he will strike back relentlessly."
Collins recently wrapped shooting on Hellbenders for Circle of Confusion. Pierce currently stars on HBO's Treme. Hackford will produce along with Steven Chasman, Les Alexander, Sidney Kimmel and Jonathan Mitchell.
I think this is a very solid cast with a really cool story. I am interested in learning more about this film. What are your thoughts on this news?