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Watch: Trailer For ‘Life Of Crime,’ The Sorta Prequel To ‘Jackie Brown’ Starring Jennifer Aniston

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 21, 2014 5:23 PM
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LIfe Of Crime
Film adaptations of the works of Elmore Leonard are not all successful. Often set in the 1970s, many of them are laced with funky period-piece tropes that are just a little too overt and cornball-ish. One of the more recent adaptations, “Freaky Deaky," was positively terrible (you can read about that in our feature: The Films of Elmore Leonard Ranked From Worst To Best. So buyer beware, another adaptation is on the way and yes, it’s full of afros, wah pedals, disco strings and other garish period-piece elements.

Eli Roth's 'The Green Inferno' Gets Picked Up, Sequel In The Works & More TIFF Acquistions

  • By Ben Brock
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  • September 12, 2013 10:58 AM
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The feeding frenzy that is the backstage wheeling-and-dealing at a major film festival has come to Toronto, and bobbing up from the churning waters are a number of intriguing bodies... We hear from our friends at Hitfix that CBS Films has nabbed “The F Word,” not (sadly?) the feature-length Gordon Ramsay movie we've all been waiting for, but rather a “(500) Days of Summer”-esque rom-com, starring Zoe Kazan and Daniel Radcliffe, and word around the fest has been pretty positive by those who've seen it. It's directed by Michael Dowse ("Fubar," "Take Me Home Tonight") and also features Rafe Spall and “Girls” star Adam Driver.

TIFF First Looks: James Gandolfini In 'Enough Said,' Owen Wilson In 'You Are Here' & 'Jackie Brown' Prequel 'Life Of Crime'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2013 12:56 PM
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James Gandolfini & Julia Louis Dreyfuss in ENOUGH SAID
Yes, the train of TIFF images continues so bear with us. In this batch we've one of the last performances from the late, great James Gandolfini, the new feature from "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner and the movie otherwise known as the "Jackie Brown" prequel.

Tim Robbins & Will Forte Replace Dennis Quaid & Ty Burrell In 'Jackie Brown' Prequel 'The Switch'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 9, 2013 10:01 AM
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Hey, remember “The Switch”? That Elmore Leonard adaptation, which is a prequel to “Jackie Brown”? Writer/director Dan Schechter is attached to it. Does any of that ring a bell? Well, if you do remember and have been looking forward to this, rest assured, it’s still happening, albeit with some casting changes.

Isla Fisher Making 'The Switch' To 'Jackie Brown' Prequel

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 15, 2012 10:20 AM
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Let’s straighten some things out. Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film “Jackie Brown” -- which starred Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson -- was based on Elmore Leonard’s 1992 novel “Rum Punch.” Now first time filmmaker Dan Schechter is mounting an adaptation of Leonard’s 1978 novel “The Switch,” which follows younger versions of the characters portrayed by De Niro and Jackson, who will now be portrayed by in their youth by John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def). Got it? Good. Isla Fisher is the latest actor in talks to join what will essentially be a prequel to Tarantino’s film.

Jennifer Aniston & Dennis Quaid Join 'Jackie Brown' Prequel

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 16, 2012 8:59 AM
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Jennifer Aniston is set to star in "Switch." No, this isn't 2010 and Aniston won't be reuniting with Jason Bateman's seed and a turkey baster. This is something entirely different. In fact, this is "Switch," based on Elmore Leonard's novel of the same name and is the prequel to the novel "Rum Punch," which Quentin Tarantino turned into "Jackie Brown." Are you still with us? Good, let's carry on.

'Modern Family' Star Ty Burrell Joins 'Jackie Brown' Prequel 'Switch'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2012 3:56 PM
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The Emmy-winning star of ABC's hit comedy "Modern Family" has been marking his territory in the indie film world in a pretty serious way lately. In 2012, we'll be seeing the actor two films -- the coming-of-age tale "Goats," which recently premiered at Sundance, and the quasi-political comedy "Butter" with Jennifer Garner and Olivia Wilde -- and now he's lined up a project that has been the subject of a lot chatter over the past week.

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