'Inside Look' Featurette for Oliver Stone's SAVAGES Starring Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch & Blake Lively
Published: July 3, 2012 - 12:13pm
The upcoming crime thriller, an adaptation of the popular Don Winslow novel, stars Taylor Kitsch, Salma Hayek, John Travolta, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson and Benecio del Toro and is scheduled to hit theaters July 6, 2012.
Three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. The film is based on Don Winslow’s best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times' Top 10 Books of 2010.
Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry—raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.
When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon—with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)—wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.
Savages is directed by Oliver Stone off a screenplay by Stone, Shane Salerno and Don Winslow (author of the novel). The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro, Aaron Johnson, Salma Hayek, John Travolta and Uma Thurman and is scheduled to hit theaters on July 6, 2012.