Fast and Furious star Jason Statham will star in the upcoming Layer Cake sequel Viva La Madness.

Deadline reports that Statham will replace James Bond star Daniel Craig in the UK crime thriller, as the nameless character who was a big hit in the 2004 film.

Statham and his producing partner Steve Chasman acquired the rights to JJ Connolly's novel and as he did for Layer Cake, he will once again adapt the novel for the big screen.

Viva La Madness, which is due for release next year, picks up where the last film left off and sees the anti-hero looking for somewhere to retire before being pulled into a big trans-Atlantic deal.