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Are you a Savage? Check out this bloody featurette for Oliver Stone's Savages

06.28.2012

Oliver Stone's SAVAGES starts dealing its wares next week and today we have a promo/featurette for the film, which stars Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, John Travolta, and Benicio Del Toro.  Based on the book by Don Winslow, the film follows two pot growers

Are you a Savage?

As has been the case since I first heard of this project, I am really hoping for a hardcore action flick with SAVAGES.  Stone has absolutely got the ability and the balls to put the pedal to the metal with this film.  He's not known for playing it safe or being afraid to piss people off with his work, so there's no reason he can't bring that same intensity to an action/crime flick. 

Here's a synopsis:

Three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. The film is based on Don Winslow’s best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times' Top 10 Books of 2010.

Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry—raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.

When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon—with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)—wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.

SAVAGES opens on July 6, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: Jennifer Lawrence was originally cast as O, but dropped out to do The Hunger Games instead. I'm thinking that probably worked out for the best...
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