one thing that grabs my attention more than a B-list actor starring in a film,
it’s when a gaggle of them are in one film together. But there are gradients
even amongst B-actors, and it’s only fair to make the distinction. For example,
even though I would call them both B-actors, I wouldn’t necessarily equate
Shannon Sossamon, who makes 2-3 films nobody cares about per year, with…say…Stephen
Rea, who made 2-3 films nobody cares about in the time it took me to type this
sentence. And to be fair, Rea still manages to poke his head up in small roles
in theatrical films like V for Vendetta and The
. Nor would I equate Shannon
with…say…Christopher Lee, who while a quintessential B-actor, has recently played
great baddies in two of the hugest theatrical trilogies ever. Maybe it’s not
even fair to compare her with Vinnie Jones, for whom signing up for movies is
an autonomic response much like taking his next breath. But we can all agree that they’re all superior to the Asian guy to Jones’ left in the photo above, no?

The point of all of this rambling, of course, is to announce that this motley crew
will be together for the first time for a film (As opposed to when they were together for the first time at all, which was that bitchin’ shindig at Billy Zane’s villa. Oh, if the Rohypnol could talk…). It’s a UK
movie from Parkland Pictures called The Heavy, and like most UK crime
pictures, it involves a mob and a whole lot of hurting and double-crossing. In
the film, Rea will play a boss with a henchman greatly indebted to him. He forces
the henchman to settle up by taking out his own brother, a bothersome
politician. Things get sticky however when the henchman gets involved with a
student (Sossamon) whose flat he’s going to use for the crime. Complicating
matters further is a corrupt 5-0 (Jones) hot on his trail. Complicating matters
even further is the powerful wizard (Lee) he must journey to defeat whilst
juggling all of this other stuff. One of these sentences is not like the other.

Lee actually
is in the film, but his role is unspecified for now.