Last week it was announced that Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson was offered a lead role in Oliver Stone's next film Savages. Over the weekend it was reported that Friday Night Lights star Taylor Kitsch is in talks to join the film production as well.
The movie is about "two pals from Laguna Beach pals share the same girlfriend and a thriving business growing and distributing the best-quality pot on the planet. When they resist being muscled by a Mexican drug cartel , the girl is kidnapped and the ransom is every cent they've made for the last five years. They agree to pay but hatch an alternate plan to get her back, get revenge, and then get lost."
Kitsch and Johnson would play the two Laguna Beach pot growers. This would be an interesting team of young actors. Jennifer Lawrence was up for the role of the kidnapped girlfriend. She had to drop out of the film due to her commitment to The Hunger Games. Stone is looking at Olivia Wilde as a possible replacement, which would be cool as well.
Salma Hayek is also being considered to play the cartel matriarch, "an iron-fisted beauty who becomes intrigued and practically maternal over the kidnapped gal. But business is business, and the drug kingpin is suddenly plagued by a problem: someone is ripping off her drug shipments. What she doesn’t know is it’s the guys she’s trying to muscle. Kitsch plays Chon, an iron-hard former operative who is a remorseless killer and seems to only have room in his heart for his growing partner."
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