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05.11.2010

Since it's my job to consume all movie news practically the moment it happens, I rarely feel out of the loop, but I have to admit that even though I knew the video game KANE AND LYNCH had been optioned for a movie, I missed all the casting announcements that proclaimed Bruce Willis to be Kane and Jamie Foxx to be Lynch.

And now, further proof that the film is indeed moving forward, despite very lackluster reviews for the game, as Empire snagged shots of two K&L posters at Cannes, which looks pretty SIN CITY-ish, and strangely like the loading screen to Mafia Wars on my iPhone.

For the record, what you see below is what Kane and Lynch look like in the game. Careful observers will notice that Lynch has been transformed from a bald John Goodman type to a smooth young black dude in the form of Jamie Fox. I guess creepy, angry old white men don’t test well. At least not two of them.

Extra Tidbit: I think I would have rather seen Goodman in this instead of another black guy/white guy escapade with Bruce Willis.
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9:38AM on 05/12/2010
stupid puttung both "a film by simon crane" and "directed by simon crane" on the same poster. if they needed that couldn't they at least have put one on each of the posters instead of both on the LYNCH-version
stupid puttung both "a film by simon crane" and "directed by simon crane" on the same poster. if they needed that couldn't they at least have put one on each of the posters instead of both on the LYNCH-version
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11:12PM on 05/11/2010
I've never even heard about this game so I'm surprised to see that so many care about how it's adapted.

I prefer white people in movies too, but Michael Clarke Duncan didn't ruin Daredevil, maybe this will turn out OK.
I've never even heard about this game so I'm surprised to see that so many care about how it's adapted.

I prefer white people in movies too, but Michael Clarke Duncan didn't ruin Daredevil, maybe this will turn out OK.
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1:44AM on 05/12/2010
I don't think the problem is whether or not the character is white or black but that its Jamie Foxx one of the more annoying actors in HW like McConehey or Tom Cruise. Micheal Clarke Duncan was one of the good casting decisions in DareDevil unlike Affleck.
I don't think the problem is whether or not the character is white or black but that its Jamie Foxx one of the more annoying actors in HW like McConehey or Tom Cruise. Micheal Clarke Duncan was one of the good casting decisions in DareDevil unlike Affleck.
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9:16PM on 05/11/2010

I like the idea, we'll see what happens

BUT...there's 2 X's in FOXX. It's spelled out on the poster but the actor can't even get his named spelled correctly in the article? LOL.
BUT...there's 2 X's in FOXX. It's spelled out on the poster but the actor can't even get his named spelled correctly in the article? LOL.
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9:07PM on 05/11/2010
They fucked up already. Haven't we learned anything from Wild Wild West? Stick to the script, bitch!
They fucked up already. Haven't we learned anything from Wild Wild West? Stick to the script, bitch!
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8:46PM on 05/11/2010
Yuck...

...and could there be some concern when posters invert the promotional order of things, and it says "LYNCH JAMIE FOXX?"

Again, YUCK.
Yuck...

...and could there be some concern when posters invert the promotional order of things, and it says "LYNCH JAMIE FOXX?"

Again, YUCK.
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7:07PM on 05/11/2010

my friends and i were saying...

Bruce Willis needs to do a movie with Jackie Chan where they both play retired supercops who come back for one last mission.
Bruce Willis needs to do a movie with Jackie Chan where they both play retired supercops who come back for one last mission.
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6:17PM on 05/11/2010

WILLIS GOOD - FOX BAD

I was interested in this movie untill they cast Jamie Fox one of the most annoying actors in HOLLYWOOD. John Goodman is a great actor and doesn't get enough credit everything he's in is better off for it.
I was interested in this movie untill they cast Jamie Fox one of the most annoying actors in HOLLYWOOD. John Goodman is a great actor and doesn't get enough credit everything he's in is better off for it.
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5:12PM on 05/11/2010
I never thought of Goodman for the role. I must admit I'm more curious to see Jamie Foxx as a sociopath, though I'd probably have preferred Goodman over Malkovich, who everyone seemed to favor for the role.

Posters are OK, but referring to this as a "hit movie" seems a little presumptive.
I never thought of Goodman for the role. I must admit I'm more curious to see Jamie Foxx as a sociopath, though I'd probably have preferred Goodman over Malkovich, who everyone seemed to favor for the role.

Posters are OK, but referring to this as a "hit movie" seems a little presumptive.
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4:39PM on 05/11/2010

I love Foxx but...

Just finding out Foxx is Lynch instantly killed my interest in this movie. I'm not racist, I just prefer the source material be preserved. I wouldn't want to see a white guy play Lando Calrissian. I fucking HATE when studios do this, for sake of "appealing to a larger audience". They always end up alienating most of the fans of source material.
Just finding out Foxx is Lynch instantly killed my interest in this movie. I'm not racist, I just prefer the source material be preserved. I wouldn't want to see a white guy play Lando Calrissian. I fucking HATE when studios do this, for sake of "appealing to a larger audience". They always end up alienating most of the fans of source material.
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3:54PM on 05/11/2010

for kirk

you forgot the last air bender with there mini lesbian sounding ang
you forgot the last air bender with there mini lesbian sounding ang
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2:55PM on 05/11/2010

Again I ask since when was this videogame a "hit"?

Why do studios feel like they should do this? They did it with the Kingpin in Daredevil, they did it with the Honeymooners (which I never bothered watching). I got an idea lets cast Elijah Wood as the Black Panther in the next Marvel Movie. And as for Kirk's comment, I couldn't agree with you more. There have been only a few times I have ever been okay with an actor playing another nationality. Two of which were Al Pacino playing a Cuban in Scarface and a Puerto Rican in Carlito's Way. Other
Why do studios feel like they should do this? They did it with the Kingpin in Daredevil, they did it with the Honeymooners (which I never bothered watching). I got an idea lets cast Elijah Wood as the Black Panther in the next Marvel Movie. And as for Kirk's comment, I couldn't agree with you more. There have been only a few times I have ever been okay with an actor playing another nationality. Two of which were Al Pacino playing a Cuban in Scarface and a Puerto Rican in Carlito's Way. Other than that it never really works for me. I say wait 3 years, reboot the movie and then recast Bruce Willis and add Billy Bob Thornton or John Malkovich and call it a day.
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2:51PM on 05/11/2010

Again I ask since when was this videogame a "hit"?

Why do studios feel like they should do this? They did it with the Kingpin in Daredevil, they did it with the Honeymooners (which I never bothered watching). I got an idea lets cast Elijah Wood as the Black Panther in the next Marvel Movie. And as for Kirk's comment, I couldn't agree with you more. There have been only a few times I have ever been okay with an actor playing another nationality. Two of which were Al Pacino playing a Cuban in Scarface and a Puerto Rican in Carlito's Way. Other
Why do studios feel like they should do this? They did it with the Kingpin in Daredevil, they did it with the Honeymooners (which I never bothered watching). I got an idea lets cast Elijah Wood as the Black Panther in the next Marvel Movie. And as for Kirk's comment, I couldn't agree with you more. There have been only a few times I have ever been okay with an actor playing another nationality. Two of which were Al Pacino playing a Cuban in Scarface and a Puerto Rican in Carlito's Way. Other than that it never really works for me. I say wait 3 years, reboot the movie and then recast Bruce Willis and add Billy Bob Thornton or John Malkovich and call it a day.
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2:43PM on 05/11/2010

so should have gotten the crazy dude from heat

seemed like lynch was based off his character anyways. Not much of a stretch in terms of acting but hey, it would have been faithful to the game
seemed like lynch was based off his character anyways. Not much of a stretch in terms of acting but hey, it would have been faithful to the game
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2:25PM on 05/11/2010
Im a big fan of Bruce Willis but replacing a white redneck pyschopath with long hair and a bald spot with a black guy who I personally cant see playing a pyschopath is terrible. I like Fox too but this is just plain terrible casting and you can tell that the people making this movie probally never heard of the game just probally got handed a script and was like do this. I really wanted to see this because of bruce willis but if they alway messed up a huge thing like this what else will they
Im a big fan of Bruce Willis but replacing a white redneck pyschopath with long hair and a bald spot with a black guy who I personally cant see playing a pyschopath is terrible. I like Fox too but this is just plain terrible casting and you can tell that the people making this movie probally never heard of the game just probally got handed a script and was like do this. I really wanted to see this because of bruce willis but if they alway messed up a huge thing like this what else will they mess up have Kane and Lynch appare to save the world from a madman named Agent 47.
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2:12PM on 05/11/2010

Whites change Asian characters all the time...

....Usually the only 'Asian' aspect is the girl who is the love interest of the white hero.

I find it so interesting there is always a double standard among white fanboys when a black actor portrays a character that was initially white. However, they don't have a problem when white actors portray characters who were initially Asian...i.e. Dragonball Z, Prince of Persia, and I'm sure there are more.

As aforementioned in a reply below, there were several white fanboys looking forward to
....Usually the only 'Asian' aspect is the girl who is the love interest of the white hero.

I find it so interesting there is always a double standard among white fanboys when a black actor portrays a character that was initially white. However, they don't have a problem when white actors portray characters who were initially Asian...i.e. Dragonball Z, Prince of Persia, and I'm sure there are more.

As aforementioned in a reply below, there were several white fanboys looking forward to Mickey Rourke putting on yellowface to portray historical Asian Genghis Khan....(A historical figure that should go to an Asian actor! As if you would cast Tom Hanks to portray Malcolm X!)

However, have a black actor portray a fictional white character, and suddenly we must 'stick to the source'!

If we should 'stick to the source' it should apply to everyone, not just non-whites!
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3:13PM on 05/11/2010
That response holds no weight, your talking about foreign source material for the most part. How many asian AMERICAN actors are there working today that most would consider "good/great", now out of those people (keeping in mind the large amount of asian adaptations are made/in production) wouldn't it get boring seeing the same exact faces?
Now that is just one example. This is a story already established in american media (yes video games count).
There are no language barriers to overcome,
That response holds no weight, your talking about foreign source material for the most part. How many asian AMERICAN actors are there working today that most would consider "good/great", now out of those people (keeping in mind the large amount of asian adaptations are made/in production) wouldn't it get boring seeing the same exact faces?
Now that is just one example. This is a story already established in american media (yes video games count).
There are no language barriers to overcome, no lack of american actors....so why, I ask, is it necessary to diversify this character?
2:03PM on 05/11/2010

Agree w/ filmguy450

Why change the character. Stick with the game guys really. All the gamers are going to hate that, I know I do.
Why change the character. Stick with the game guys really. All the gamers are going to hate that, I know I do.
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1:55PM on 05/11/2010
Why change him? No offense to Foxx, but come on!
Why change him? No offense to Foxx, but come on!
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1:11PM on 05/11/2010

Oh, wow....

...that one just flew right under the radar, didn't it? Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx in a violent buddy-cop movie and no one seemed to care and / or know about it. I gotta' admit though, the two high-profile names gets me a lil' interested, but I don't understand why they had to change Lynch so much.
...that one just flew right under the radar, didn't it? Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx in a violent buddy-cop movie and no one seemed to care and / or know about it. I gotta' admit though, the two high-profile names gets me a lil' interested, but I don't understand why they had to change Lynch so much.
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1:10PM on 05/11/2010

Double Standard

Have they ever taken a character that is black in the source material and made him white?
I'm sure that would be deemed racist.

I find it annoying that they can make a black Honeymooners, no problem. But if they made a white Jeffersons, you'd never hear the end of it. And rightfully so, that would be ridiculous.
Nothing against Jamie Foxx but this is just stupid casting.
Have they ever taken a character that is black in the source material and made him white?
I'm sure that would be deemed racist.

I find it annoying that they can make a black Honeymooners, no problem. But if they made a white Jeffersons, you'd never hear the end of it. And rightfully so, that would be ridiculous.
Nothing against Jamie Foxx but this is just stupid casting.
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1:47PM on 05/11/2010
the flipside to this is actually movies like the ones Ed Zwick makes where the minority story is told from the perspective of the handsome white dude. Blood Diamond, Last Samurai, Glory, then you have Mississipi Burning, Amistad or any of those white lady teacher saves the hood movies.
it goes both ways, just in different ways.
by the way, white jeffersons has been made over and over and over. It just wasnt called 'white jeffersons'.
the flipside to this is actually movies like the ones Ed Zwick makes where the minority story is told from the perspective of the handsome white dude. Blood Diamond, Last Samurai, Glory, then you have Mississipi Burning, Amistad or any of those white lady teacher saves the hood movies.
it goes both ways, just in different ways.
by the way, white jeffersons has been made over and over and over. It just wasnt called 'white jeffersons'.
2:08PM on 05/11/2010
Well, the DragonBall Z changed the characters from Asian to white; the upcoming Prince of Persia has the very white-looking Jake Gyllenhaal as 'the hero'...

Not too many posts ago, there were several white posters who looked forward to the very Caucasian Mickey Rourke portraying the very Asian Genghis Khan...i.e. yellowface...
Well, the DragonBall Z changed the characters from Asian to white; the upcoming Prince of Persia has the very white-looking Jake Gyllenhaal as 'the hero'...

Not too many posts ago, there were several white posters who looked forward to the very Caucasian Mickey Rourke portraying the very Asian Genghis Khan...i.e. yellowface...
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1:10PM on 05/11/2010
Wow, didn't even know this was actually being done, much less with Willis and Foxx. Hopefully it's better than the game and the characters are better written. Although, I imagine that this will veer from the source material. I can't imagine either of these actors playing their respective roles.
Wow, didn't even know this was actually being done, much less with Willis and Foxx. Hopefully it's better than the game and the characters are better written. Although, I imagine that this will veer from the source material. I can't imagine either of these actors playing their respective roles.
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1:06PM on 05/11/2010
Wow so to be PC they made it a formula black and white buddy cop movie instead of remaining faithful to the source material? Sad.
Wow so to be PC they made it a formula black and white buddy cop movie instead of remaining faithful to the source material? Sad.
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1:04PM on 05/11/2010

This strikes me as not good

While it`s nice to see a black guy getting movie roles he didn't he should have passed on this one i mean the guy is white in the game and significantly older that is just horrible casting . I would have preferred Clive Owen or Gerard butler or billy bob Thornton even but not Jamie fox.
While it`s nice to see a black guy getting movie roles he didn't he should have passed on this one i mean the guy is white in the game and significantly older that is just horrible casting . I would have preferred Clive Owen or Gerard butler or billy bob Thornton even but not Jamie fox.
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1:49PM on 05/11/2010
Clive Owen and Gerard Butler are not "significantly older" than Jamie Foxx.
Clive Owen and Gerard Butler are not "significantly older" than Jamie Foxx.
12:57PM on 05/11/2010

Maybe its just me but....

I like those posters...they have a nice Noir feel to them...So i'll give the movie a try...besides they have great casting so far.

And for the record...I'm not saying that they should've cast Jamie Foxx because Lynch IS white but...

They Could've done a lot worse than casting an accomplished Academy Award winner whose ROCKED pretty much every movie he's been in. Not to mention an Actor who takes every single role he's in very seriously from RAY to LAW ABIDING CITIZEN...I'm just sayin,
I like those posters...they have a nice Noir feel to them...So i'll give the movie a try...besides they have great casting so far.

And for the record...I'm not saying that they should've cast Jamie Foxx because Lynch IS white but...

They Could've done a lot worse than casting an accomplished Academy Award winner whose ROCKED pretty much every movie he's been in. Not to mention an Actor who takes every single role he's in very seriously from RAY to LAW ABIDING CITIZEN...I'm just sayin, Tracey Morgan He is NOT!!
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12:32PM on 05/11/2010

Posters look great

I still would have preferred for Lynch to be played by Billy Bob Thornton, oh well.
I still would have preferred for Lynch to be played by Billy Bob Thornton, oh well.
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12:42PM on 05/11/2010
Billy Bob all the way... was he even asked to do this?
Billy Bob all the way... was he even asked to do this?
12:19PM on 05/11/2010
im willing to give this a shot, the game lends itself better as a movie then a game i think, the whole black/white kinda has me annoyed cause it wasnt like that but again if its good ill take it
im willing to give this a shot, the game lends itself better as a movie then a game i think, the whole black/white kinda has me annoyed cause it wasnt like that but again if its good ill take it
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12:12PM on 05/11/2010

F this movie

Fox should not be Lynch, that is just flat out retarded casting. And don't anybody give me crap that I'm racist.... Its called source material!
Fox should not be Lynch, that is just flat out retarded casting. And don't anybody give me crap that I'm racist.... Its called source material!
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12:04PM on 05/11/2010

Always thought it was Mathew Fox

Now disappointed to find out it's Jamie Foxx. I also thought Bruce Willis was playing the fatter bald guy.
Now disappointed to find out it's Jamie Foxx. I also thought Bruce Willis was playing the fatter bald guy.
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12:04PM on 05/11/2010

In the VG pic

Looks like that dude might have a hard time looking through that scope...
Looks like that dude might have a hard time looking through that scope...
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12:17PM on 05/11/2010
I'm not sure I've ever laughed out loud at a comment before.
I'm not sure I've ever laughed out loud at a comment before.
1:51PM on 05/11/2010
Thumbs up!
Thumbs up!
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11:49AM on 05/11/2010

oddly enough

from the pic form the game i figured that Willis would have been the bald 'goodman' guy. Interesting.
from the pic form the game i figured that Willis would have been the bald 'goodman' guy. Interesting.
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11:41AM on 05/11/2010
This sounds interesting enough. Have to wait to see a trailer to make my decision. Willis is one of my favorite actors and it would be awesome to see him in ass kicking mode again. So, Im in til further news.
This sounds interesting enough. Have to wait to see a trailer to make my decision. Willis is one of my favorite actors and it would be awesome to see him in ass kicking mode again. So, Im in til further news.
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