On October 4, 2023, the official trailer for Jason Statham’s upcoming movie, “The Beekeeper,” was released. The three-minute clip features Statham in the lead role as the beekeeper, but it’s not what fans might expect. Given Statham’s reputation as an action star, it’s hard to imagine him spending his days peacefully tending to bees in the countryside. Fortunately, the trailer delivers plenty of high-octane fight scenes to satisfy viewers’ expectations. Stay tuned for the release date of this thrilling feature film.
David Ayer’s upcoming film, The Beekeeper, is set to hit theaters on January 12, 2024. This will be Ayer’s ninth directorial project and Jason Statham’s first film release of the year. Statham is also co-producing the movie. The trailer for The Beekeeper depicts Statham’s character, Mr. Clay, interacting with his neighbor, played by Phylicia Rashad. The scene showcases their warm bond, with Rashad appreciating Statham’s effort in turning a piece of land overrun with crabgrass and weed into something productive.
In the upcoming movie, The Beekeeper, Rashad’s character falls prey to a phishing scam and ultimately takes her own life. This scene changes the mood of the trailer, showcasing Jason Statham’s character using his martial arts skills to take down the bad guys. The film revolves around “Mr. Clay,” a former member of a secret organization known as the Beekeepers, seeking revenge against the company responsible for his friend and neighbor’s death due to a phishing scam. Although the 3-minute trailer gives away quite a bit of the plot, it remains in line with the official synopsis and leaves little room for unexpected plot twists.
Besides Statham and Rashad, the upcoming action thriller features a star-studded cast that includes Emmy Raver-Lampman, Josh Hutcherson, Bobby Naderi, Minnie Driver, and Jeremy Irons. Based on the trailer, it appears that Hutcherson and Irons portray antagonists who are working together, with Hutcherson’s character being Irons’ son. Raver-Lampman’s character seems to be an agent opposing Mr. Clay.
Statham’s character comes across as a one-man army determined to correct a flawed system, like in The Equalizer. Principal photography for the movie began in September 2022, with locations such as Tyringham Hall, London, and Kings Ferry Bridge at the Isle of Sheppey being used. Filming concluded in December 2022, and The Beekeeper is set to hit theaters on January 12, 2024.