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Trailer Watch: Oliver Stone's 'Savages' - Movie Stars, Drug Lords, Philanthropists & Threesomes

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood April 5, 2012 at 3:21PM

On July 6, Oliver Stone's "Savages" debuts with its cast of one-time movie stars and potential movie stars, from John Travolta, Salma Hayek Benicio Del Toro and Uma Thurman to Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson and Blake Lively. Among the new trailer's revelations...
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Savages, poster

On July 6, Oliver Stone's "Savages" will debut with a cast of scene-chewing veterans (John Travolta, Salma Hayek, Benicio Del Toro and Uma Thurman) and sexy rising stars (Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson and Blake Lively). Among the new trailer's attractions are Lively's formidable body (which will sell tickets); her character is dating both the brains and brawn of a two-man pot-dealing empire in Laguna Beach. Johnson's a genius-botanist-philanthropist and Kitsch is an ex-Navy SEAL (he'll be happy to move beyond "John Carter" and "Battleship"). Lively is the pawn kidnapped by Hayek's Mexican drug cartel, which is trying to regain control over the turf occupied by Lively's boyfriends.

The hardboiled thriller based on Don Winslow's book, also stars Oscar nominee Demián Bichir, Joel David More, Mia Maesto and Emile Hirsch in supporting roles.
 

This article is related to: Trailers, Video, Video, Headliners, Oliver Stone, Oliver Stone, Universal Pictures


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.