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Oliver Stones ‘Savages’: Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson Taking Names

Posted on the 05 April 2012 by Impsndcnma @impsndcnma

Oliver Stones ‘Savages’: Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson taking names

It’s been a long-time since I’ve been excited about an Oliver Stone film. The last one I saw was Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, but that film was better off sleeping. With this new trailer for his feature, Savages, Oliver Stone looks to be in rare form. The girlfriend (Blake Lively) of two pot growers (Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch) is kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel, the better to get said growers to work for the bigger outfit. What the drug cartel doesn’t understand are these men are prepared to fight. In addition to the leads there are Benicio Del Toro, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Demian Bichir, Salma Hayek, Joel David Moore and Emile Hirsch. The trailer certainly spiked my interest and I’m interested to see how this drug war movie turns out.

MTV has the trailer

Savages opens on July 6.

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.

Oliver Stones ‘Savages’: Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson taking names

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