Jason Statham-Starring ‘Levon’s Trade’ Secures Lucrative Deal with Amazon MGM for U.S. Theatrical Rights

London, United Kingdom – Amazon MGM Studios has secured the U.S. theatrical rights to “Levon’s Trade,” a film directed by David Ayer and starring Jason Statham. In addition to the theatrical release, Amazon Prime Video will have streaming rights for the film in various major international territories. The screenplay for “Levon’s Trade,” based on the first novel in Chuck Dixon’s “Levon” series, was adapted by Sylvester Stallone and includes revisions by Ayer.

The deal between Amazon MGM and the production team includes plans for a wide theatrical release in the United States, while independent theatrical distributors in multiple overseas markets have already acquired the film rights. The story follows Levon Cade, played by Statham, as he leaves his previous life in black ops behind to work in construction and be a good father to his daughter. However, when his boss’s teenage daughter goes missing, Levon is pulled back into the dangerous world he thought he had left behind. His search for the missing girl takes him down a path of criminal conspiracy that puts his new life at risk.

Filming for “Levon’s Trade” is set to begin in London this spring. This announcement comes shortly after the news that Amazon MGM plans to give another upcoming film, featuring Chris Pratt, a wide theatrical release. The decision to prioritize theatrical distribution for these films follows criticism from filmmaker Doug Liman, who called out the studio for not releasing the film “Road House” in theaters.

“Levon’s Trade” will be produced by David Ayer, Chris Long, and others, with Statham also serving as a producer. The team previously collaborated on the action-thriller “The Beekeeper,” which has performed well at the box office, grossing over $78 million worldwide. Statham is represented by Patrick Knapp at GGSSC, Ayer by WME and attorney David Weber, and Stallone by UTA and attorney Robert Lange.