I am very much looking forward to Oliver Stone’s new film Savages. After films like Wall Street 2, W, Alexander and World Trade Center, Savages see’s Stone return to his more darker days of films like Natural Born Killers and U-Turn, and if the film lives up to its trailers, then we are in for a wild ride!
A two and a half minute red band clip has arrived online, and you can view it below. The clip features Salma Hayek playing head of a Mexican drug cartel Elena, clearly not someone to be messed with. In the clip she bellows some harsh words to a clearly distraught Benicio Del Toro as Lado, and even though at times it appears Hayek is over acting, the clip is pretty cool. It doesn’t really give much away, but does show off the style of the film nicely, both in setting and fashion. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this film turns out as good as I am hoping for.
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Directed by Oliver Stone, the film has an incredible cast which includes John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Trevor Donovan and Joel David Moore. Currently in post-production, the film is due to arrive in UK cinemas on 28th September.
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.
By Matt Wavish