The Beekeeper | Trailer released for Jason Statham’s upcoming revenge thriller

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Jason Statham – sporting his usual buzz cut – is out for revenge in upcoming revenge thriller, The Beekeeper. Here’s the trailer.

Jason Statham is currently taking the reins of The Expendables franchise from Sylvester Stallone in Expend4bles (pronounced ‘expend four balls’), whose box office takings have thrown the long-running franchise’s future into doubt. Not that Statham doesn’t have lots of other projects buzzing around – his next leading role is as The Beekeeper, an action thriller all about “one man’s brutal campaign for vengeance.”

You can probably guess who that one man is. Meanwhile, here comes a synopsis, look:

Expose the corruption. Protect the hive. In The Beekeeper, one man’s brutal campaign for vengeance takes on national stakes after he is revealed to be a former operative of a powerful and clandestine organization known as “Beekeepers”.

Statham stars alongside Emmy Raver-Lampman, Josh Hutcherson, Bobby Naderi, Minnie Driver, Phylicia Rashad and Jeremy Irons. On directing duties is David Ayer, who’s returned to his more usual grounded thriller territory following Suicide Squad and Bright. Interestingly, Ayer, who commonly directs his own screenplays, didn’t write this one – instead, it’s by Kurt Wimmer, who’s no stranger to thriller genre himself. He previously wrote Street Kings (another one Ayer directed), Law Abiding Citizen (which gave Gerard Butler his own ‘brutal campaign for vengeance’) and Expendables 4 (oh dear).

If you’re anything like us, you’re probably wondering whether Statham is an actual, literal beekeeper in The Beekeeper, or whether it’s just one of those codenames, like Three Days Of The Condor (it still saddens us that Robert Redford wasn’t really a condor). We won’t spoil things by giving away the answer here – just watch to the 13 second mark in the trailer below. We actually punched the air when we saw it.

The Beekeeper will be released on the 12th January 2024.

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