Jason Statham joins action-thriller “The Killer Elite”.

Jason Statham has signed up to star in the upcoming action-thriller “The Killer Elite”.

Based on real events, story follows a group of former British special forces members who are being hunted by assassins. Statham will play a former Navy Seal who is forced out of retirement to save his closest friend.

With a $40 million budget the Gary McKendry helmed pic will be based on Ranulph Fiennes’ bestseller “The Feathermen.”