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Anthony Hopkins gets taken in the trailer for Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

01.21.2015
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True story or not, KIDNAPPING MR. HEINEKEN looks like a nice little thriller. Sam Worthington gets shit on quite a bit as an actor, but his ensemble work has been much stronger than his leading man roles. In this thriller, Worthington is flanked by Ryan Kwanten and Jim Sturgess in the tale of a kidnapping gone awry. At the center is Anthony Hopkins who looks to be turning in yet another duplicitous role.

As you can see, director Daniel Alfredson has put together a nice visual style in the retelling of a news story many of us probably never heard about.

In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off the crime of the century: kidnapping one of the richest men in the world, the heir of the Heineken beer empire (Anthony Hopkins). The shocking capture--by gunpoint in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam--resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for a kidnapped individual. It was truly the perfect crime…until they got away with it.

Yes, the Heineken in the title is the Heineken you were thinking of. It seems like a natural marketing tie-in if this were an American film, but there is clearly a European flavor to this movie. Still, it seems like it would be worth a watch, especially to see Hopkins do his thing.

KIDNAPPING MR. HEINEKEN debuts on iTunes/VOD and in theaters March 6, 2015.

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3:25AM on 01/22/2015
True story or not....? Really? Do your homework! [link]
True story or not....? Really? Do your homework! [link]
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6:18PM on 01/21/2015

There's already a film about this story..

It's called The Heineken Kidnapping. It stars Rutger Hauer. It's pretty good.
It's called The Heineken Kidnapping. It stars Rutger Hauer. It's pretty good.
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3:35PM on 01/21/2015

Hopkins = Heineken = Awesome!!

I'm from Holland, so i'm actually quite familiar with this story. But never in a million years did I imagine they would make a movie about it. Let alone cast Hopkins in the lead! Hopkins has been missed on the big screen in my opinion. Seeing him take on this part, I have to say I can't wait!
I'm from Holland, so i'm actually quite familiar with this story. But never in a million years did I imagine they would make a movie about it. Let alone cast Hopkins in the lead! Hopkins has been missed on the big screen in my opinion. Seeing him take on this part, I have to say I can't wait!
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3:12PM on 01/21/2015
Despite the shitty title, this actually looks really fun.
Despite the shitty title, this actually looks really fun.
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