On the day that brings us the news that the cat from Hunger Games has been recast for the sequel, also comes news that Jason Statham is filling the role left vacant by Daniel Craig in the follow-up to Layer Cake. Jason Statham and his producing partner have acquired the rights to J.J. Connolly’s novel, Viva la Madness, in which the unnamed protagonist originated by Craig has his retirement plans derailed when he becomes involved with the violent underworld of drug deals, fraud, and general punching in the head that comes hand-in-hand with dealing with low-life characters in British crime films. Statham will play the unnamed protagonist who we can all just feel free to call Jason Statham. (Deadline)