The Transporter star will play a criminal stranded in the Caribbean, longing for his life on the streets.

Based on J.J. Connolly's novel of the same name, Viva La Madness serves as a sequel to the author's debut, 2004's Layer Cake, which was adapted into a film featuring Daniel Craig.

Connolly will also adapt his book for the screen.

The project will mark Statham's first venture into television.