Jaguar E-Type Brings Jason Statham to The Mechanic Premiere
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The Regency Red E-Type arrived at the casino’s grand marquee after a run down The Strip. The classic model choice was not made by chance, as the E-Type was specifically cast in the film.
According to interactivejaguar.com, the Series II E-Type Fixed Head Coupe, owned by Jaguar Clubs of North America member Bill Streitenberger, was there to represent the Series I E-Type FHC that appears in the movie.
As you can see in the adjacent image, both the car and the highly appreciated actor look sharp, forming a pair that has no way to fail. We’ll remind you that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the iconic Jaguar E-Type.
The Mechanic is director Simon West's New Orleans-shot remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson hitman film, telling the story of an elite assassin (Statham) takes on an apprentice (Foster) who has a connection to one of his earlier targets.
What few of you know is that before becoming an actor, Statham was a member of Britain’s National Diving Squad, and ranked 12th in the world in 1992. He also sold perfume and jewelry on the street, which is how he met writer-director Guy Ritchie and won the lead in 1998′s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
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