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Benicio Del Toro looks Lively

27 January 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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Universal Studio's Argentine arm has tweeted a new still from Oliver Stone's Savages, a first look at a film that we're plenty intrigued about. It's a crime drama that will hopefully mark a return to form for a director who, even his greatest fans would cede, has been a little off the boil lately.

Adapted from Don Winslow's novel, Savages follows two low-scale marijuana growers — uni grad Ben (Aaron Johnson) and ex-Navy SEAL Chon (Taylor Kitsch) — and their attempts to rescue their (shared) girlfriend O (Blake Lively) from a Mexican drug cartel boasting the henchman power of Benicio Del Toro.

Throw into that heady mix Uma Thurman as O's mother and John Travolta as a DEA agent and you've got all the hallmarks of a film Kitsch recently described to Empire as "Pulp Fiction meets GoodFellas". If so, we're guessing that this scene either ends with a dance-off or Del Toro dangling in a frozen meat wagon. Click on the pic for a closer look.

"This is right in Stone's wheelhouse," Kitsch told us when we caught up with him at the John Carter junket. So would the finished Savages be a Hard-R Stone experience? "It's gotta be," Kitsch said, "Uma Thurman and John Travolta wouldn't sign up for anything wishy-washy."

Check back from more from Kitsch on the film next week. Savages is out on September 28.

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RE: Maybe!
I feel like Stone has been off his game since the poor reception for ALEXANDER (among certain people unfamiliar with Alexander III of Macedon / Oliver Stone films, at least) put the whammy on his head, but I hope this is a return to form. There were moments of brilliance in W, but it just had none of the sprawling ambition that has marked Stone's work at it's best Here's hoping glorious comrade Stone has one more act left in him More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 16:28 on 30 January 2012 | Report This Post

Oliver Stone hasn't really had a great recent track record so hopefully this will put him back on the grid as the great director he started out as! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 08:56 on 30 January 2012 | Report This Post

Brillant! Will be going to see this when it is released in Ireland. Love his Work! More

Posted by Rafiman at 10:58 on 29 January 2012 | Report This Post

Brillant! Will be going to see this when it is released in Ireland. Love his Work! More

Posted by Rafiman at 10:57 on 29 January 2012 | Report This Post

Brillant! Will be going to see this when it is released in Ireland. Love his Work! More

Posted by Rafiman at 10:53 on 29 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Not a judgement on the movie but...
L: wondergra "Uma Thurman and John Travolta wouldn't sign up for anything wishy-washy."... LOL ^ More

Posted by UTB at 22:00 on 27 January 2012 | Report This Post

Not a judgement on the movie but...
"Uma Thurman and John Travolta wouldn't sign up for anything wishy-washy."... LOL More

Posted by wondergra at 19:18 on 27 January 2012 | Report This Post

............looks amazing! Can bloody wait! More

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