Action man Jason Statham is set to become the latest star to play author Donald E. Westlake's complex career thief Parker.
Taylor Hackford will direct the film, which will also feature Star Trek's Clifton Collins Jr., Wendell Pierce and Jennifer Lopez, according to Variety.
Westlake wrote 24 Parker stories under the pseudonym Richard Stark, and Lee Marvin and Mel Gibson have played a variation of the character in films Point Blank and Payback.
Parker will hit cinemas in 2012, according to