Sofia Vergara

Variety brings word that Sofia Vergara is set to join Jason Statham as the female lead in Simon West’s remake of the 1987 action flick ‘Heat.’ The script for the film is adapted by two-time Oscar winner William Goldman (All The Presidents Men, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid).  Goldman also wrote the original screenplay of the original version of the film which starred Burt Reynolds.  Both the modern take as well as the film from the 80’s are based on Goldman’s novel of the same title.

Described as a “tightly-wound, fun action-thriller,” ‘Heat’ 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 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.