Ja­son turns down £20m for Fast film

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BRI­TISH movie hardman Ja­son Statham has turned down an as­ton­ish­ing £20MIL­LION deal to star in the next two Fast and Fu­ri­ous films.

Rugged tough-guy Ja­son had been hand­picked by Hol­ly­wood ex­ec­u­tives to ap­pear in the next ad­ven­ture in the fran­chise, Fast Six.

Pro­duc­ers will film the pair of car-driv­ing ac­tion epics back-to­back in Europe.

And Ja­son ( above) – who is dat­ing model Rosie Hunt­ing­ton White­ley – was set to be­come the suc­cess­ful se­ries’ new lead­ing man.

Last night, an in­sider claimed: “There was a lot of money on the ta­ble but they just couldn’t work out a deal.

“There was talk of him be­ing of­fered up to £20mil­lion to take on the roles, but some­times it’s not al­ways about the money, other con­trac­tual mat­ters come into play.”

Dwayne John­son and Vin Diesel are ex­pected to re­turn to their roles for the films, which will be set in the UK and Ger­many.

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