cedric the entertainer

*Filming is underway in New Orleans on “Heat,” an action thriller based on William Goldman’s novel, previously made into a 1986 film starring Burt Reynolds.

Jason Statham stars as Nick, a gambling addict and ex-mercenary working for hire in Vegas.

Cedric the Entertainer, Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche, Hope Davis and Milo Ventimiglia have joined Sophia Vergara, Michael Angarano, and Dominik Garcia-Lorido in the cast, reports Deadline.com.

Two-time Oscar winner Goldman scripted himself. Simon West (“Con Air,” “The Expendables 2”) is directing.