Must Watch: 21 Trailer - Card Counting MIT Students
I don't know what it is, but I LOVE heist movies. I just can't get enough of them. Ocean's 13 was one of the best movies this entire summer, and I'm in the midst of watching The Italian Job again. Another movie (that is somewhat a heist movie) that has just shot its way to the top of my must see list for 2008 is 21. It has the absolute perfect cast: Across the Universe's Jim Sturgess in the lead, Kevin Spacey as the teacher and leader, the delectable and delicious Kate Bosworth, my new favorite comedic actor Aaron Yoo, and a commanding Laurence Fishburne. Then you throw in cards (and my love for poker), schemes and making money, and Vegas, and I'm hooked.
Watch the trailer for 21:
21 is directed by Robert Luketic, who previously directed Legally Blonde, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, and Monster-in-Law. The film is based on a book titled "Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions" by Ben Mezrich. The script was written by Peter Steinfeld (Analyze That, Be Cool) and Allan Loeb (Things We Lost in the Fire). 21 arrives in theaters next year on March 28th, 2008.