John Travolta, Uma Thurman & Blake Lively Join Oliver Stone's SAVAGES
Published: April 22, 2011 - 12:16pm
The Pulp Fiction stars are in talks to join the ensemble cast which includes recently added Blake Lively and previously announced Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Salma Hayek, and Benicio Del Toro.
Blake Lively, who was said to have been picked over other young actresses, will play the role of O. Travolta will play a burned out DEA agent named Dennis and Thurman will play Lively's mother, Paqu.
Savages centers around two Laguna-based pot growers whose product is so good their best friend, a female named O, is kidnapped and they must now work for a Mexican cartel to save her. Stone is looking at Salma Hayek to play the female leader of the cartel who forms a bond with the kidnapped girl.
Universal Pictures is finanacing and distributing the adaptation of the Don Winslow novel with a screenplay from Winslow and Shane Salerno. Production is set to begin in early July with several more roles said to be filled.