Jason Statham has revealed he has ‘such a crack’ working with Guy Ritchie as he is allowed to improvise on set.
While other directors are less open to actors chipping in ideas, the movie hardman, 53, gushed that Ritchie, 52, is ‘always up’ for lettings actors try out their own ideas.
The duo are currently teaming up for the fourth time in action romp Wrath of Man after great success together in crime comedy Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
Teamwork: Jason Statham has revealed he always has ‘such a crack’ when working with Guy Ritchie as he is allowed to improvise on set (pictured left in their new film Wrath of Man)
Jason said: ‘I remember the first films I ever did with Guy Ritchie, we were doing Lock Stock and Snatch, and he was always up for little lines or bits of improvisation.
‘I haven’t done any of that since then but it is a great way to work because you get new stuff. It’s priceless when it comes off and it’s good.’
The actor, who shares son Jack with his model partner of 10 years Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, 33, also explained that the script can limit the amount of improvisation.
Jason said: ‘Different movies I have been in are driven very much by you know, I don’t say a lot or it’s very hard to improvise in those situations and have alternate lines because a lot of alternate lines don’t work within the context of the story.
Getting those moments: The movie hardman, 53, gushed that Ritchie, 52, (pictured in 2019) is ‘always up’ for lettings actors try out their own ideas
‘Whereas a comedy sometimes it’s just for a laugh – the playing field is a lot broader when you’re doing these kinds of films in the end you have such a crack making the film.’
Jason and Guy first worked together on Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels in 1998 followed by Snatch in 2000 and the 2005 film Revolver.
The duo are also said to be working together on a new spy thriller, Five Eyes. The movie started shooting in Turkey and Qatar in 2021, reports Deadline.
Wrath of Man, written by Ritchie, Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies, follows a mysterious and wild-eyed new cash truck security guard (Statham) who surprises his co-workers during a heist in which he unexpectedly unleashes precision skills.
Intense: Jason was seen firing a gun at point-blank range at Post Malone in a new trailer released on Monday for the upcoming Guy Ritchie thriller Wrath Of Man
The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman’s ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score.
Wrath Of Man is based on the 2004 French film Cash Truck by Nicolas Boukhrief.
Jason was seen firing a gun at point-blank range at Post Malone in a new trailer released on Monday for the upcoming film.
The trailer opened with Jason’s character being introduced as ‘H’ as he joined Fortico armored truck company that specializes in cash deliveries across Los Angeles.
‘Do you have any idea how dangerous this job can be?,’ a new co-worker asked him.
During their drive, robbers try to kidnap one of his colleagues, however Jason’s character manages to shoot them and rescue his co-worker.
Bad guy: One of the accomplices was portrayed by 25-year-old Post Malone, real name Austin Richard Post
Tense scene: The trailer showed a Fortico employee being held at gunpoint
One of the accomplices portrayed by 25-year-old Malone, real name Austin Richard Post, fled and ran into a warehouse where H hunted him down.
H wounded Malone’s villainous character who stumbled onto the ground before H pinned his gun hand with his foot and drew his weapon on him.
He then shot the robber at point-blank range.
While other scenes in the trailer showed H in flashbacks and recovering in hospital after being told he was in an accident.
He asked about his son who apparently was killed as a bystander during an armored car robbery. ‘I need to know who killed my son,’ H told a shadowy figure.
Wrath of Man is set to be released in May after a Covid delay.
Bad accident: H was seen recovering in a hospital and being told that he was in an accident