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Christensen And Walker Are Bone Deep
Hayden and Paul sign for crime thriller

05 September 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Two of the greatest and most under-appreciated actors of their generation are teaming up on screen for the first time. Forget De Niro and Pacino. Forget Newman and Redford. Forget even, if you can, Sandler and Schneider. This is the big one:

Hayden Christensen and Paul Walker – together at last!

Yes, the blond bombshells and neo-Keanus are teaming up to star in the John Luessenhop-directed thriller, Bone Deep, in which a group of criminals find a hard-boiled detective meddling with their plans to pull off a $20 million heist.

Walker will play the leader of the gang, while Christensen will play a greenhorn cop, the partner of Matt Dillon, who had already been cast as the nosy cop.

The rest of the cast includes Chris Brown, T.I. and our very own Idris Elba.

But it’s the casting of Walker and Christensen that may raise eyebrows, with many critics calling the duo’s acting ability into question. We could be snarky and sarcastic and join in by dubbing them ‘neo-Keanus’, but we’re going to rise above… what do you mean, we’ve already done it? Damn.

But we’re just busting their balls. Walker was actually pretty good in fare like Running Scared and Roadkill, and seems to do pretty well when he’s not just being a pretty boy with rock-hard abs. Christensen, of course, is still struggling to escape the Star Wars type-casting tag, but he showed promise in Shattered Glass, so let’s hope that is consolidated here.

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Mayday, Mayday.....
I was under the impression that if you brought those two together, even for a moment it would create a talent vacuum that could destroy the earth! More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 23:51 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Christensen And Walker Are Bone Deep
Bone Deep??........fnar fnar! More

Posted by lukeyboy at 11:33 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

I hope it'll be as brilliant as Awake or what it's called. More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 11:15 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Bone Deep huh?
Now all they need is Ryan Phillippe on board and its the dream team. More

Posted by mudskins at 11:10 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Bone Deep... Your not serious!!?
I'm not goin to see that in the cinema... who know's what the person sitting next to you would be up to! More

Posted by bronco3114 at 10:16 on 05 September 2008 | Report This Post

Sounds like.....
Gay Porn. More

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