Jason Statham will soon become the latest movie star making the leap to the small screen following his sign-on to lead a new TV drama series’ cast called “Viva La Madness”.
The Transporter star will play a criminal stranded in the Caribbean, longing for his life on the streets. Based on J.J. Connolly’s novel of the same name, Viva La Madness serves as a sequel to the author’s debut, 2004′s Layer Cake, which was adapted into a film featuring Daniel Craig.
Connolly will also adapt his book for the screen. The project will mark Statham’s first venture into television.