“Action Stars Unite: Jason Statham Set to Lead ‘Levon’s Trade’ Scripted by Sylvester Stallone and Directed by David Ayer for Black Bear and Bill Block’s BlockFilm”

An exciting announcement has been made in the film industry today, as Black Bear and BlockFilm (led by former Miramax executive Bill Block) prepare to release a new action movie called Levon’s Trade. The film will feature popular actor Jason Statham, known for his roles in the Fast & Furious franchise, and will be directed by David Ayer, who has previously worked on Suicide Squad. The screenplay has been adapted by Sylvester Stallone, famous for his role in Creed. Expect to hear more about this exciting project at the AFM market.

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Sylvester Stallone is returning to screenwriting with his newest project, Levon’s Trade. This comes after his previous films, Rambo: Last Blood and Creed II in 2019 and 2018 respectively. Stallone, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay for Rocky in 1977, has adapted Chuck Dixon’s novel of the same name for Levon’s Trade. The book is the first in a popular thriller series featuring Levon Cade as the main character. Balboa Productions, owned by Stallone, had previously intended to develop the story as a TV series. The movie will follow Levon Cade, played by Jason Statham, as he leaves his criminal past behind to work as a construction worker and lead a simple life with his daughter. However, when his boss’s daughter goes missing, Levon is forced to use his black ops skills to find her and uncover a dangerous criminal conspiracy that threatens his new way of life.

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The crew is preparing for a London shoot in March 2024. Cedar Park Entertainment’s David Ayer and Chris Long will be joining forces with Jason Statham and Stuart Ford’s Punch Palace Productions, Balboa Productions owned by Sylvester Stallone, Black Bear by John Friedberg, and BlockFilm by Bill Block, who is known for his work in David Gordon Green’s Halloween franchise. It’s worth noting that Statham was already a part of the project before the strike occurred.

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Bill Block, the producer who recently left Miramax, expressed excitement about his upcoming project, Levon’s Trade. He stated that he is pleased to work alongside his talented and long-term partners in this venture. Block had previously collaborated with director David Ayer on Fury, and he believes that Ayer is a top-notch director. Additionally, Block had also worked with Jason on several films before, including The Beekeeper. He expressed confidence that the team could deliver an exceptional action movie that would do justice to the celebrated series’ first novel.

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The upcoming AFM slate of Black Bear features a variety of exciting movies, such as the Taron Egerton-led crime thriller titled She Rides Shotgun, the twisted romance Wicker starring Olivia Colman and Dev Patel, the new genre film Whistle by Corin Hardy – the director of The Nun – featuring Dafne Keen, and the Colman Domingo starrer Sing Sing, which was acquired for U.S. rights by A24 at TIFF this year. The respective representatives of Jason Statham, David Ayer, and Sylvester Stallone are Patrick Knapp at GGSSC, WME and David Weber, and CAA and Robert Lange.

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