Heist thriller Black Wings Has My Angel steals Paquin, Hiddleston, and Wood

Black Wings book coverI for one am a big fan of Elijah Wood, and seeing as how he has picked his post-LOTR projects rather carefully I haven't seen him do all that much since he destroyed the One Ring back in 2003. So his addition to any movie makes me pay attention right away, and when you add Tom Hiddleston (THOR, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS) and Anna Paquin (X-MEN 2, "True Blood")? And then that movie is a hard-boiled heist film filled with secrets written in a retro style? I am most surely, definitely, and absolutely there.

BLACK WINGS HAS MY ANGEL is a book written by Elliot Chaze in 2008 that concerns "an unrepentant bastard ex-con" named Tim Sunblade works with a call girl to execute an armed car robbery. Of course nothing goes quite as planned, and the two spew vitriol at each other as past misdeeds and dark demons are discovered.

Alfonso Pineda Ulloa (LOVE, PAIN AND VICE VERSA) will direct the movie, with the script adaptation handled by himself, Barry Gifford (WILD AT HEART), and Chrisopher Peditto (LIGHT AND THE SUFFERER).  Production begins in September.

Here's an excerpt from the novel taken from Amazon: "I came back and searched dizzily under the trailer, muttering the way drunks do, and then I heard it. A shuffling around inside the trailer. The little tramp had knocked me in the head with her Southern Comfort and now she was in there loading up. It wasn't easy to get inside now and it was less easy to work my way between the outer wall of the armored car and the inner wall of the trailer until I could get in where the money was. I saw the light inside the armored car, glowing in slitted shapes through the steel. The rustling was louder. She was sitting on the floor, naked, in a skitter of green bills. Beyond her was the custodian, still simpering in death. She was scooping up handfuls of the green money and dropping it on top of her head so that it came sliding down along the cream-colored hair, slipping down along her shoulders and body. She was making a noise I never heard come out of a human being. It was a scream that was a whisper and a laugh that was a cry. Over and over. The noise and the scooping. The slippery, sliding bills against the rigid body. She didn't know I was alive."

And here's Anna Paquin, because, you know, it's Anna Paquin:

Anna Paquin posing

Extra Tidbit: Tom Waits has a fantastic song called Black Wings on the album "Bone Machine."
Source: Screen Daily



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