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First Look: Benicio del Toro & Blake Lively in Oliver Stone's 'Savages'

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January 27, 2012
Source: Empire

Savages

The director's last film brought the return of Gordon Gekko, but sadly not the return of a decent financial drama, in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Now Oliver Stone might redeem himself with the adaptation of Don Winslow's novel Savages starring Blake Lively, Benicio del Toro, Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch and more. It has the potential for a great drug trafficking drama following two young independent marijuana kingpins (Kitsch and Johnson) who are blackmailed into working for the Baja Cartel after their girlfriend Ophelia (Lively) is kidnapped and held for ransom. Now we have a first look at the film below!

Here's our first look at Oliver Stone's adaptation of Savages via Empire:

Savages First Look

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, Selma Hayek, John Travolta, Emile Hirsch and Uma Thurman also star in the film which is currently slated for theatrical release on September 28th.

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments

1

Dear God, i hope Oliver Stone can stop be so heavy-handed/ham-fisted in his movies going forward, his past few movies just seem to be getting worse and worse....

Voice of Reason on Jan 27, 2012

2

this might be ok -need to see a trailer to get a better idea. hey ethan - did you see "mr. nice"? i thought that was a pretty good watch. i liked how the guy wasn't a hardened criminal to begin with......he just seemed to be taking advantage of the opportunities given him. LOL

Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012

3

Hells Yeah!

Tony Wonder on Jan 28, 2012

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