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Statham to star in Parker thriller?

Jason Statham is in talks to star in Taylor Hackford's new film Parker.

The film, based on a series of books by author Donald Westlake, centres on a thief and his code of honour - which includes not stealing cash from people who need it.

Jason, who was most recently seen in the crime thriller The Mechanic, is now in discussions to appear in the movie, Variety reports.

Taylor - who has been married to Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren since 1997 - told the website he thought Parker was the perfect project to make his first venture into the film noir world.

"I don't want to get stuck in a genre. What I like the most about this piece of material is that you can take a genre piece like this and turn it into a great movie," he added.

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