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10.21.2008

Jason Statham and Mickey Rourke are set to co-star in an upcoming movie, news that's bound to leave The Arrow pitching a tent. Statham and Rourke will team up for 13, a remake of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning French film 13 TZAMETI. The film follows a man who steals a mysterious package that contains instructions on how to collect a fortune. When the man follows the instructions he finds himself in for more than he bargained for. Gela Babluani, who directed the original French film, will direct the Amerianized remake (for those worried about the "Americanization," Babluani wrote the remake script himself) for Paramount Vantage. Also joining Statham and Rourke in the cast are Sam Riley (CONTROL) and 50 Cent, the latter of which doesn't fill me with much confidence. Filming on 13 is scheduled to begin on November 17th in New York City.

Extra Tidbit: What does "tzameti" mean exactly?
Source: Variety

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3:15PM on 10/22/2008
I like the sound of this. Not so much the 50 cent part though.
I like the sound of this. Not so much the 50 cent part though.
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3:27AM on 10/22/2008

50 Cent...

I'm not a fan of the rapper (or much rap)...I'll pass. For the record, I'm not much of a Rourke or Statham fan, either.

Will Smith and Mos Def are practically the only two rappers who can actually...well..."act." (Mos Def is usually brilliant in his roles).

Note: Mos Def is someone I would like to work with someday.
I'm not a fan of the rapper (or much rap)...I'll pass. For the record, I'm not much of a Rourke or Statham fan, either.

Will Smith and Mos Def are practically the only two rappers who can actually...well..."act." (Mos Def is usually brilliant in his roles).

Note: Mos Def is someone I would like to work with someday.
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2:21AM on 10/22/2008

Bruce Willis's Bruce Willis!

Classic! Bernie, you just made me laugh for ten minutes. Awesome.
Classic! Bernie, you just made me laugh for ten minutes. Awesome.
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7:18PM on 10/21/2008

Bruce Willis to the third

3. Mickey Rourke: Poor man's Bruce Willis

2. Jason Statham: British man's Bruce Willis

1.Bruce Willis: Bruce Willis's Bruce Willis

Here we've got two guys who have at least started a career by having similiarties to Bruce Willis.

Now if only we could get all three of these guys in a movie together.
3. Mickey Rourke: Poor man's Bruce Willis

2. Jason Statham: British man's Bruce Willis

1.Bruce Willis: Bruce Willis's Bruce Willis

Here we've got two guys who have at least started a career by having similiarties to Bruce Willis.

Now if only we could get all three of these guys in a movie together.
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4:56PM on 10/21/2008
This would be terrible news if it wasn't written and directed by the same guy. 13 Tzameti was a great, if slightly disturbing movie. 50 Cent will probably just be one of the guys who gets his head shot off.
This would be terrible news if it wasn't written and directed by the same guy. 13 Tzameti was a great, if slightly disturbing movie. 50 Cent will probably just be one of the guys who gets his head shot off.
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3:53PM on 10/21/2008

Player

Tzumeti means player. In French, the title meant "Player 13".

This is great news, since I loved the original, and I love Jason Statham.

But then again, having Jet Li vs. Jason Statham was a dream come true, too...and that dream turned into a nightmare REAL quick...
Tzumeti means player. In French, the title meant "Player 13".

This is great news, since I loved the original, and I love Jason Statham.

But then again, having Jet Li vs. Jason Statham was a dream come true, too...and that dream turned into a nightmare REAL quick...
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2:39PM on 10/21/2008
nothing better then that mugshot
nothing better then that mugshot
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12:34PM on 10/21/2008
actually most of the time rapper/actors are getting bashed on this site is because they are terrible actors, there are a few exceptions, Mos Def for example is an amazing actor and anyone who has seen "Something the Lord Made" or "Hitchhikers Guide" would agree. On the other hand 50 Cent, while being a talent musician, is a horrible actor. Not everyone can make the jump so well and i think he should stick to what hes good at.
actually most of the time rapper/actors are getting bashed on this site is because they are terrible actors, there are a few exceptions, Mos Def for example is an amazing actor and anyone who has seen "Something the Lord Made" or "Hitchhikers Guide" would agree. On the other hand 50 Cent, while being a talent musician, is a horrible actor. Not everyone can make the jump so well and i think he should stick to what hes good at.
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12:30PM on 10/21/2008

THATS U HOMEY! sorry for using all caps!

ALRIGHT AND IN ALL THOSE MOVIES THE RAPERS WERE GOOD! BUT THATS YOUR OPINION, I JUST HATE ALL THE CONSTANT BASHING OF RAPPERS, AND THE REASON THEY KEEP GETTIN CASTED IS BCUZ MOST OF THEM ARE GOOD! LOOK AT 50, LUDACRISS, ICE CUBE, AND EMINEM!! THEY ALL HAD GREAT MOVIES, HELL EVEN DR.DRE AND SNOOP HAD GOOD ROLES! IF U DISAGREE THATS YOUR OPINION BUT I LIKE RAPPERS IN MOVIES BUT EVERY TIME I COME ON THIS SITE AND THERES A RAPPER IN A MOVIE THEY ARE ALWAYS GETTIN BASHED, JUST BCUZ THEY ARE RAPPERS,
ALRIGHT AND IN ALL THOSE MOVIES THE RAPERS WERE GOOD! BUT THATS YOUR OPINION, I JUST HATE ALL THE CONSTANT BASHING OF RAPPERS, AND THE REASON THEY KEEP GETTIN CASTED IS BCUZ MOST OF THEM ARE GOOD! LOOK AT 50, LUDACRISS, ICE CUBE, AND EMINEM!! THEY ALL HAD GREAT MOVIES, HELL EVEN DR.DRE AND SNOOP HAD GOOD ROLES! IF U DISAGREE THATS YOUR OPINION BUT I LIKE RAPPERS IN MOVIES BUT EVERY TIME I COME ON THIS SITE AND THERES A RAPPER IN A MOVIE THEY ARE ALWAYS GETTIN BASHED, JUST BCUZ THEY ARE RAPPERS, oh damn i was typin in all caps my bad! and so what if a decent african american actor aint chosin for the role, give a brotha a chance! and i liked MOST of 50's movies! dont hate! he gets better with every role!
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12:06PM on 10/21/2008

Honestly?

Can the poster below me honestly support all that crap about 50 cent's casting? Really? It's been said before,but the topic really strikes a cord with me. It's not just 50 cent, it's all rappers being cast in prominent rolls in movies over descent hard working African American Actors. Now before you come down and say I'd like it if Rob Zombie or..someone from Nirvana?!...was cast, that's an empty statement. It's just that rappers are so easily cast in rolls because well I'm not sure the reason
Can the poster below me honestly support all that crap about 50 cent's casting? Really? It's been said before,but the topic really strikes a cord with me. It's not just 50 cent, it's all rappers being cast in prominent rolls in movies over descent hard working African American Actors. Now before you come down and say I'd like it if Rob Zombie or..someone from Nirvana?!...was cast, that's an empty statement. It's just that rappers are so easily cast in rolls because well I'm not sure the reason anymore. They are always stale and annoying. How many movies can you name recently that have had an "emo" or rock star cameo, or prominent roll? Now I can name a bunch of movies with rappers easily: Righteous Kill, Max Payne, Rock n Rolla etc. Now if you just watched movies, you'd think that rappers were the only form of black actor left, but if you'd seen a little known show called The Wire where 75% of a HUGE cast is black and only 1 rapper among them...you might begin to wonder. I'm done.
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11:46AM on 10/21/2008

50 CENT!!

statham, rourk, and 50 cent! man this movie sounds great already!! and 50's my favorite rapper and i think hes a good actor, u guys dont like him bcuz hes a gangsta rapper, now go list to some emo, cannibal, crazy rocker shit...and like i said B4 black actors/rappers are not liked on this site, not at all! i swear if it was some nirvana,rob zombie yall would be like oh thats soooo coool! nerds, wow im ranting back on topic movie sounds great, and i liked the original Tzameti alot, i hope 50
statham, rourk, and 50 cent! man this movie sounds great already!! and 50's my favorite rapper and i think hes a good actor, u guys dont like him bcuz hes a gangsta rapper, now go list to some emo, cannibal, crazy rocker shit...and like i said B4 black actors/rappers are not liked on this site, not at all! i swear if it was some nirvana,rob zombie yall would be like oh thats soooo coool! nerds, wow im ranting back on topic movie sounds great, and i liked the original Tzameti alot, i hope 50 cent dont die early on, next to statham hes my favorit in this movie!
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10:10AM on 10/21/2008

i'm tarded

i feel like a complete tool, i didnt notice that Sam Riley was cast as the lead, he's actually a pretty good choice, Statham and Rourke would work well as some of the other players.
i feel like a complete tool, i didnt notice that Sam Riley was cast as the lead, he's actually a pretty good choice, Statham and Rourke would work well as some of the other players.
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10:08AM on 10/21/2008
First of all I completely agree with disposablepal on the casting. Someone young and resembling George Babluani should be the lead. Jay Burachel would fit the bill but I wouldn't go for Zach Braff though. I like him but his face is too comedic looking.
But shaggy2dave was right, Tzameti means 13 not player. I would know 'cause I'm from Georgia. They just marketed it like Tzameti 13 so people would atleast recognise the number 13.
Tzameti is one of my favorite movies ever. And I don't care
First of all I completely agree with disposablepal on the casting. Someone young and resembling George Babluani should be the lead. Jay Burachel would fit the bill but I wouldn't go for Zach Braff though. I like him but his face is too comedic looking.
But shaggy2dave was right, Tzameti means 13 not player. I would know 'cause I'm from Georgia. They just marketed it like Tzameti 13 so people would atleast recognise the number 13.
Tzameti is one of my favorite movies ever. And I don't care if they remake it or not. If it's good I'll go see it and even buy the DVD. If it's not it should be forgotten so that there will be as little linkage to the original as possible.
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10:01AM on 10/21/2008

lets hope

lets hope 50 cent is one of the guys that doesnt make it out of the first round. I've seen the original and i'm not against them remaking it especially if Gela Babluani is writing and directing it. My only issue and its not really an issue, but i think both Statham and Rourke are too manly for the lead roles, i mean if you watch the original the lead is more of a skinny frail looking guy, i would have got someone like Zach Braff or Jay Baruchel. But maybe Gela Babluani is trying something new,
lets hope 50 cent is one of the guys that doesnt make it out of the first round. I've seen the original and i'm not against them remaking it especially if Gela Babluani is writing and directing it. My only issue and its not really an issue, but i think both Statham and Rourke are too manly for the lead roles, i mean if you watch the original the lead is more of a skinny frail looking guy, i would have got someone like Zach Braff or Jay Baruchel. But maybe Gela Babluani is trying something new, either way i'm hip to the news cause its a great film. Also i believe TZAMETI means PLAYER, as in Player 13.
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9:54AM on 10/21/2008

lets hope

lets hope 50 cent is one of the guys that doesnt make it out of the first round. I've seen the original and i'm not against them remaking it especially if Gela Babluani is writing and directing it. My only issue and its not really an issue, but i think both Statham and Rourke are too manly for the lead roles, i mean if you watch the original the lead is more of a skinny frail looking guy, i would have got someone like Zach Braff or Jay Baruchel. But maybe Gela Babluani is trying something new,
lets hope 50 cent is one of the guys that doesnt make it out of the first round. I've seen the original and i'm not against them remaking it especially if Gela Babluani is writing and directing it. My only issue and its not really an issue, but i think both Statham and Rourke are too manly for the lead roles, i mean if you watch the original the lead is more of a skinny frail looking guy, i would have got someone like Zach Braff or Jay Baruchel. But maybe Gela Babluani is trying something new, either way i'm hip to the news cause its a great film. Also i believe TZAMETI means PLAYER, as in Player 13.
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9:53AM on 10/21/2008
Tzameti means “thirteen” in Georgian.
Tzameti means “thirteen” in Georgian.
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9:45AM on 10/21/2008
"...and 50 Cent"

...
The rapper? Oh God. I was like, yay, yay, yay... what?
"...and 50 Cent"

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The rapper? Oh God. I was like, yay, yay, yay... what?
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