Latest Entertainment News Headlines

Will Forte and Tim Robbins swap places with Dennis Quaid and Ty Burrell for the kind of prequel to Jackie Brown, The Switch

01.08.2013

The "sort of" prequel to JACKIE BROWN, THE SWITCH from director Dan Schechter is coming along quite nicely in terms of cast.

Right now, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey (also known as Mos Def), Jennifer Aniston and Isla Fisher are all on board. Unfortunately it seems that Dennis Quaid and Ty Burrell had to step down from their roles, but replacements have already been found. Tim Robbins and Will Forte will take their places. Is it an upgrade? Quaid for Robbins? I'd go with yes in terms of comedy. Burrell for Forte? I do enjoy both quite a bit.

Hawkes is the younger version of De Niro in the character of Louis Gara, and Bey slips on the shoes that were once filled by Samuel L. Jackson as Ordell Robbie.

Here are the details on the plot and character swap:

Set 15 years before the events in "Jackie Brown," story follows career criminals Ordell and Louis as they team up to kidnap Mickey Dawson (Aniston), the wife of a corrupt real estate developer (Robbins). When the husband refuses to pay the ransom for his wife's return, the ex-cons are forced to reconceive their plan, and the angry housewife uses them to get her revenge. Forte will play Marshall Taylor, a married country club member who harbors a crush on Mickey and spends most of the film in a moral dilemma after witnessing her kidnapping.

Can I stop referring to it as the "sort of" prequel to JACKIE BROWN now, please?

Source: Variety

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

+0
2:19PM on 01/09/2013

my only issues with prequles...

in dramatic movies where for the most part it reflects real life, is that the main characters are not in danger. I mean for the most part we know they wont die, one of them will probably go to prison maybe, but none are in any serious peril and even if they are in serious peril, they will somehow survive. Prequels can be ok in more fantasy fare like the Hobbit as it fleshes out the character/world more. either way I hope its good.
in dramatic movies where for the most part it reflects real life, is that the main characters are not in danger. I mean for the most part we know they wont die, one of them will probably go to prison maybe, but none are in any serious peril and even if they are in serious peril, they will somehow survive. Prequels can be ok in more fantasy fare like the Hobbit as it fleshes out the character/world more. either way I hope its good.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:43AM on 01/09/2013

Well with Jennifer Aniston AND

Who would fund something this stupid? What a screw up. My least fav Tarrantino movie and they're making a prequel featuring Hollywood's most barely useful actors. Oh and I guess 15 years prior puts it in around 1982 or so so you know this movie is going to look good. I can't cram any more sarcasm into this.
Who would fund something this stupid? What a screw up. My least fav Tarrantino movie and they're making a prequel featuring Hollywood's most barely useful actors. Oh and I guess 15 years prior puts it in around 1982 or so so you know this movie is going to look good. I can't cram any more sarcasm into this.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:18PM on 01/08/2013
So Mos Def is finally going by his real name? Not that I care really, he's a pretty great actor either way, just seems like if he wanted to have his acting credits under a different name, he sure waited a while to do it. I'm glad Will Forte's signed up. I like Ty Burrell, but I'm also kind of tired of him and missing Forte.

I keep forgetting about this movie, but I still think John Hawkes feels like a natural fit for Elmore Leonard's world.
So Mos Def is finally going by his real name? Not that I care really, he's a pretty great actor either way, just seems like if he wanted to have his acting credits under a different name, he sure waited a while to do it. I'm glad Will Forte's signed up. I like Ty Burrell, but I'm also kind of tired of him and missing Forte.

I keep forgetting about this movie, but I still think John Hawkes feels like a natural fit for Elmore Leonard's world.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:40PM on 01/08/2013

what

First I've heard of this movie, sounds awful! Is Tarantino involved in this anyhow? If not, how is this being made?
First I've heard of this movie, sounds awful! Is Tarantino involved in this anyhow? If not, how is this being made?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:04PM on 01/08/2013
Why would Tarantino be involved? He's not contractually obligated to do all Elmore Leonard adaptations
Why would Tarantino be involved? He's not contractually obligated to do all Elmore Leonard adaptations
10:30PM on 01/08/2013
Simple. Jackie Brown was an adaptation of the novel "Rum Punch" by Elmore Leonard. Leonard also wrote a prequel novel, which is what this film will be based off of.
Simple. Jackie Brown was an adaptation of the novel "Rum Punch" by Elmore Leonard. Leonard also wrote a prequel novel, which is what this film will be based off of.
4:44PM on 01/09/2013
Again, no reason why tarantino has to be involved, he doesn't have to have his hands on every project that inovles characters that he's dealt with in the past
Again, no reason why tarantino has to be involved, he doesn't have to have his hands on every project that inovles characters that he's dealt with in the past
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting

Movie Hottie Of The Week

More