Collins, Pierce Set To Join “Parker”

Clifton Collins Jr. (“Star Trek,” “Brothers”) and Wendell Pierce (“The Wire,” “Treme”) have joined Taylor Hackford’s thriller “Parker” for Film District reports Variety.

Based on the book series by Donald Westlake, the story revolves around a thief who, though at times is forced to be a killer, still lives by a code of honor that includes never stealing money from people who need it. His word is his bond, and if he is crossed he will strike back relentlessly.

Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez have already been cast. Hackford, Steven Chasman, Les Alexander, Sidney Kimmel and Jonathan Mitchell will produce from a script by John J. McLaughlin (“Black Swan”).