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Plot: In this high-octane sequel, hitman Chev Chelios. (Statham) launches himself on an electrifying chase through Los Angeles in pursuit of the Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart. Crank: High Voltage is written and directed by Neveldine/Taylor, the duo behind the 2006 hit film Crank, and the upcoming Game starring Gerard Butler.
Jason Statham (The Transporter, The Bank Job) returns to star as hitman Chev Chelios. Reprising their roles from the 2006 original are Amy Smart (Road Trip, the upcoming Mirrors) as Eve, Dwight Yoakam (Sling Blade) as Doc Miles, and Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite) as Venus. Rounding out the cast are Clifton Collins Jr. (Capote, the upcoming Star Trek prequel) and Bai Ling (Red Corner, »
"No Country for Old Men" and "Juno," two of the most honored films of 2007, made one more appearance on the awards circuit Monday night as they took home top prizes at the Casting Society of America's 24th Artios Awards.
Recognizing outstanding achievement in casting, the awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, singled out Oscar winner "No Country" in the studio feature-drama category, with the trophy going to Ellen Chenoweth and Jo Edna Boldin (location casting). In the studio feature-comedy category, the winners were Mindy Marin, Coreen Mayres (location) and Heike Brandstatter (location) for "Juno."
The group gave its Career Achievement Award to producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Thomas Schumacher received the New York Apple Award at a simultaneous event in New York hosted by Julie Halston, and the Hoyt Bowers Award was presented to the late Mali Finn.
- By Gregg Kilday
2 items from 2008
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