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Sofia Vergara in talks to co-lead Jason Statham's Heat remake

Modern Family: Season 2

Story by Jack Foley

MODERN Family‘s Sofia Vergara is in talks to co-headline Heat alongside Jason Statham.

The film, to be directed by Simon West, is a remake of a 1986 Burt Reynolds action vehicle – not the Michael Mann directed Al Pacino-Robert De Niro heist movie.

It would focus on a recovering gambler-turned-hired bodyguard (Statham) working in Vegas who decides to help a friend (Vergara) after she is attacked by the mob.

However, the bodyguard quickly finds himself in over his head as he seeks revenge.

Both the 1986 movie and this new version are adaptations of a William Goldman novel.

Outside of Modern Family, for which she has been nominated for Emmy and Golden Globe awards, Vergara has The Smurfs 2 and Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills coming up.

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