Watch: Full Trailer for Oliver Stone's Drug Trafficking Thriller 'Savages'
Earlier this week the first poster for the adaptation of Savages, Don Winslow's book of the same name, from director Oliver Stone (Wall Street, Platoon) showed up, and some keen readers noticed that it was kind of a rip-off of the poster for Babel from back in 2006. Well, the trailer for the film makes the film look like anything but a rip-off and just might mark the return of the edgy, quality filmmaking that Stone was known for decades ago. With a cast including Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and more, this should be quite the thriller.
Here's the first trailer for Oliver Stone's adaptation of Savages originally from MTV:
Oliver Stone directs Savages based on Don Winslow's book of the same name, with the screenplay co-written by the author and screenwriter Shane Salerno. The story follows two young, independent Laguna Beach marijuana kingpins (Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson) who are blackmailed into working for the Baja Cartel after their girlfriend Ophelia (Blake Lively) is kidnapped and held for a ransom of every last dollar they've made for the past five years. Benicio del Toro, Salma Hayek, John Travolta, Emile Hirsch and Uma Thurman also star in the film which is currently slated for theatrical release on July 6th. Interested?