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Jason Statham Cast in Giant Shark Thriller MEG: Steve Alten Comments

Jason Statham Cast in Giant Shark Thriller MEG: Steve Alten Comments

Everyone loves a killer shark movie, from serious thrillers like Jaws, to goofy (but financially successful) b-movies like the Sharknado series. One film that has been in development for a very long time is the adaptation of MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror by author Steve Alten.

The film has had its ups and downs over the course of a number of years, but it has finally found its star with Fast and Furious’ Jason Statham, according to Variety. While the report doesn’t confirm his character, Statham will play protagonist Jonas Taylor, who is a deep sea diver and paleontologist. Alten says he’s signed.

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Jason Statham Takes On Prehistoric Shark In ‘Meg’

The Jon Turbeltaub-directed movie Meg has a big shark, and now it has a big star. Jason Statham is in negotiations to star in the adaptation of the novel of the same name that Warner Bros is moving forward with in conjunction with China-based Gravity. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing along with Belle Avery and Colin Wilson.

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MEG Movie Signs Lead Actor

MEG Movie Signs Lead Actor

In case you missed the exciting announcement, Jonas Taylor will be played by actor Jason Statham, star of the Transporter series, SPY, and a long list of action movies. I’m incredibly thrilled by the selection; Jason exudes the perfect mix of brawn and brains, as well as wit. He’s also an experienced diver.

So let’s see, our director, Jon Turtletaub’s initials are J.T., and the letters in Jason’s name also spell Jonas. We call this a good omen.

Check out some of the articles – ignore the “negotiation” he’s signed!

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/jason-statham-shark-movie-meg-1201753698/
http://deadline.com/2016/04/jason-statham-negotiating-to-star-in-meg-jon-turteltaub-1201736865/

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Why I Still Love Philly Sports

Why I Still Love Philly Sports

Last Saturday, I attended Shabbat Services for the first time in about four months. At our temple, the men all dress in white and sit on one side, the women on the other. Most of us cover our heads with baseball caps instead of yarmulkes which are prone to falling off, and I was wearing my white Philadelphia Eagles baseball cap.

My friends were glad to see me, but spotting the Eagles cap instantly made me a target.

“Steve, you live in South Florida now, how can you still root for these bums? The Eagles have never won anything!”

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