Tim Robbins (Shawshank Redemption) and Will Forte (SNL, MacGruber) have been cast in writer and director Dan Schechter's Jackie Brown prequel, The Switch.
Variety reports that the actors will replace the previously-announced Ty Burrell and Dennis Quaid, and they will join Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, and Isla Fisher. I'm actually not a very big fan of the first movie. It's been years since I've seen it, so maybe I should watch it and see if it's better the second time around. The Switch really does have a great cast, it will be interesting to see if it turns out better than the first movie.
The film is based on the 1978 novel by Elmore Leonard, and it will serve as a prequel of sorts to Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, which was based on the book Rum Punch. Here's the official description of the book:
Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara have lots in common—time in the same slammer, convictions for grand theft auto, and a plan for a big score. They’re going to snatch the wife of a Detroit developer and collect some easy ransom money. They don’t figure on a bum of a husband who has a secret mistress and no desire to get his wife back. Or on his crazy, beautiful broad of a housewife who’s going to join Ordell and Louis in the slickest, saviest crime of all.
Did you like Jackie Brown and are you excited for the prequel?
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