When it comes to unusual cinematic pairings, I am pretty sure tough guy Jason Staham and latino warbler Jennifer Lopez would score highly.

But here they are, starring together in the trailer for the upcoming Parker.

Now before anyone starts thinking The Stath has gone soft, Parker is far removed from any kind of romantic-comedy shenanigans.

The trailer contains all the usual fistfights and shootouts you would expect, with Statham’s parker gunning for revenge against a gang that betrayed him.

To be fair, Lopez has proved she can handle this kind of stuff before – Out Of Sight anyone?

And with the cast also including the likes of Nick Nolte and Michael Chiklis, a hard edge seems assured.

Directed by Oscar-winner Taylor Hackford, Parker hits cinemas on March 8.

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.