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First Look: Joel Schumacher's Coming-of-Age Drama 'Twelve'

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December 8, 2009
Source: SlashFilm

Joel Schumacher's Twelve

I know most people shudder at the mere mention of Joel Schumacher's name, but supposedly he's trying something different this time around. Debuting at Sundance in January is Twelve, the newest film directed by Joel Schumacher. Although you probably didn't notice this, we featured the first sales art for Twelve back in May, as there was a huge billboard for it on display in Cannes. The film is set in New York's Upper East Side and is about a young drug dealer who watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin's murder and his best friend's arrest for the crime. It features a cast of young up-and-coming actors.

Joel Schumacher's Twelve Photos

Joel Schumacher's Twelve Photos

Joel Schumacher's Twelve Photos

Joel Schumacher's Twelve Photos

Seen in the photos above are Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, and Zoë Kravitz. Ellen Barkin and Kiefer Sutherland also star in this. Twelve is based on Nick McDonell's novel of the same name. I'm actually really looking forward to seeing this at Sundance, I've got a feeling it'll be a fascinating coming-of-age drama. I just hope it's better than Schumacher's last few films (like The Number 23 or Phone Booth). This guy has been directing movies for a long time (including the 80's classic Lost Boys), so let's hope he's getting back to his roots with Twelve. We'll keep you updated on the latest and will have reviews in January.

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments

1

No more Culkins.

Greedo on Dec 8, 2009

2

LOOK AT ME I SAY FAIL. I SAY EPIC FAIL. I AM AN IDIOT WITH A LITTLE WINKER.

what has the world come to on Dec 8, 2009

3

🙁 i wanted to write this script when i was in highschool. this is gonna suck. my fav book ruined. : / buuuut i could be wrong,buuuut i dont have high expectations. sigh.

erikkeating on Dec 8, 2009

4

what do you mean shudder at the mere mention of schumachers name when i hear his name i think falling down, a time to kill, the client, 8mm yeah hes hit or miss but you have to admit when he hits it its out of the park

rowdy on Dec 9, 2009

5

Schumacher should just stop directing.

SlashBeast on Dec 9, 2009

6

Amen Greedo! I'm so sick of these Culkins. They all suck and all act the exact same. As can be seen in "Lymelife".

Film Fan on Dec 9, 2009

7

which is weird cause Emma Roberts is in that too...

Mars on Dec 9, 2009

8

Miss Schumacher is at his best with juvenile stories, ideas and actors. Not the deep thinker he thinks he is, his idea of profound psychology is along the lines of "I'm OK, You're OK." All suface and no depth- like a juvenile I guess.

Arggie on Dec 27, 2009

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