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I remember the so-called prequel being announced back in 2010; at the time there wasn't much info on it - definitely not what actors would appear in it. We would later learn that Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and John Hawkes (star of Sundance 2012 hit "The Surrogate") had signed on to star in the film, and are joined by Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, Isla Fisher and Will Forte. Dan Schechter directed the film from his own script adaption. Titled "Life of Crime," based on Elmore Leonard's novel "The Switch" (the original 1997 film, "Jackie Brown," which starred Pam »
- Tambay A. Obenson
No, these two films have nothing to do with one another outside of the fact I'm really not all that interested in seeing either of them, though if I had to choose I'd be stepping into Daniel Schechter's Life of Crime (Roadside; 8/29) well before Eli Roth's cannibal feature The Green Inferno. I've included the new posters and the synopsis for each film below. Based on Elmore Leonard's novel "The Switch," Life Of Crime is a dark caper comedy starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Will Forte, Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher and Tim Robbins. The wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a corrupt real estate developer (Tim Robbins) is kidnapped by two common criminals (yasiin bey and John Hawkes), who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he'd actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, »
- Brad Brevet
Working with Jennifer Aniston sounds like it was a dream for Life of Crime's director Daniel Schechter. "She wanted to do everything," he told People on Tuesday of the actress, 45. "She wanted to do the stunts and the difficult scenes over and over again until we got it right. I was pleased that she pretty much did anything I asked her to do. If I had the balls or brains to ask her to do something, she was really game to deliver for the movie." The film, both in theaters and On Demand on Aug. 29, is based on Elmore Leonard's novel The Switch, »
- Dahvi Shira
Life of Crime Trailer. Daniel Schechter‘s Life of Crime (2013) movie trailer stars Jennifer Aniston, Mark Boone Junior, Kevin Cannon, Mos Def, and Isla Fisher. Life of Crime‘s plot synopsis: based on Elmore Leonard‘s novel The Switch, “Margaret “Mickey” Dawson is a loving, if not naive, housewife whose husband, Frank [...]
Continue reading: Life Of Crime (2013) Movie Trailer: Aniston’s Husband Doesn’t Want Her »
- Rollo Tomasi
The film, based on the 1978 Elmore Leonard novel The Switch, tells the story of Frank (Tim Robbins) who has been cheating on his wife Mickey (Jennifer Aniston). On the day Frank files for divorce his unsuspecting wife is kidnapped by a bunch of amateur thugs. With calls from the kidnappers demanding a large ransom Frank isn’t in such a rush to depart from his fortune to save his wife. Isla Fisher’s character explains it best, talking to the kidnappers about Frank. “You tell him he’s never gonna see his wife again? He doesn’t want to see his wife again. You just saved him a hundred grand a year in alimony.”
- Ciham Messouki
Over the course of his career, novelist Elmore Leonard has seen many of his works adapted to the big screen, resulting on movies such as 3:10 To Yuma, Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Jackie Brown. While the writer’s passing in 2013 saddened many, they were glad to hear that feature film adaptations of his works continue to be made. The latest among these, titled Life of Crime, comes from Daniel Schechter, who takes on directing duties as well as adapting the screenplay from the Leonard story The Switch. The cast includes Jennifer Aniston, Yasiin Bey, John Hawkes, Tim Robbins, Will Forte, and Isla Fisher, and the film’s first trailer has now been released. The trailer can be seen below. Sound on Sight was also able to see the film at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, and our review can be read here.
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- Deepayan Sengupta
Few horrors can compare with the Friends curse. “I’ll be there for you,” we all sang in time to our TVs just a few short years ago, happy and contented and all sporting the exact same Jennifer Aniston haircut. But we’re not there for the Friends now. No one is. Not in a world where headlines like, “Fat, grey and struggling for work- would you be Friends with them now?” exist. It’s a tough life, not only for the Friends cast, but for the brave officers of the NYPD who stand guard around that Central Park fountain, fending off repeated attempts from a Matt LeBlanc or a Lisa Kudrow to break in and splash around like the glory days. When the fountain’s on, no one can see the tears. Technically, none of the Friends cast have ever done that, as far as you or I might know. But »
- Adam Bellotto
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. Directed and written by Daniel Schechter, and based on the Elmore Leonard book "The Switch," the latest film “Life Of Crime” stars Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Mark Boone Junior, Will Forte, Isla Fisher and Tim Robbins. And yes, it’s a dark comedy of crime gone awry. Here’s the official synopsis: Based on Elmore Leonard's novel "The Switch, »
- Edward Davis
Based on the 1978 Elmore Leonard novel “The Switch,” the crime comedy also stars John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (a.k.a Mos Def), who play Mickey’s kidnappers, and Tim Robbins as her unfaithful husband. The cast also includes Isla Fisher, who plays Robbins’ character’s mistress, and Will Forte.
“You tell him he’s never going to see his wife again. He doesn’t want to see his wife again,” Fisher’s character says in the trailer. “You just saved him a hundred grand a year in alimony.”
“Life of Crime” premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Fest and hits theaters Aug. 29.
Watch the trailer below:
- Andrea Seikaly
In Life of Crime, the upcoming crime caper from Supporting Characters director Daniel Schechter, Tim Robbins plays Frank Dawson: a wealthy, adulterous man who plans to divorce his wife, but is pre-empted when a pair of criminals kidnap her and tell him that unless he pays a ransom, he’ll never see her again.
For those film buffs out there who think this plot sounds a little familiar, Life of Crime is not a remake of 1986 black comedy Ruthless People. The novel upon which it is based, Elmore Leonard’s “The Switch”, actually predates Ruthless People by a few years. Leonard himself sadly passed away last year, less than a month before Life of Crime premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was met with a handful of positive reviews from critics.
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- H. Shaw-Williams
Jennifer Aniston's caught in a tough situation! The former "Friends" actress stars in the new dark comedy, "Life of Crime," as a middle-aged wife who is kidnapped and held for ransom as criminals (Mark Boone Junior, John Hawkes and Mos Def) try to extort her husband for ransom. But, there's one catch -- Jen's hubby, played by Tim Robbins, pretty much doesn't care if he ever sees his wife again and doesn't want to pay her ransom. Plus, he's already moved on to another woman (Isla Fisher). Check out the trailer for "Life of Crime" above! The movie -- which is based from Elmore Leonard's book "The Switch" -- first debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and made headlines for it's very dark and disturbing rape scene with Junior and Aniston.The Emmy-winning actress has been taking on more risque roles, though -- from playing a sexy »
- tooFab Staff
If you’re familiar with Elmore Leonard, the new trailer for Life of Crime will probably pull you in, even if the story doesn’t seem like his usual fare.
It’s hard to find the common thread that runs through 3:10 to Yuma, Joe Kidd, Get Shorty, Jackie Brown, and TV’s Justified (unless it just people generally being bad ass), but these and other titles that have come from Elmore Leonard’s works (if he didn’t pen the screenplay) are the kinds of stories that grab people with their characters. The latest, based on “The Switch,” is a strange twist on caper films that centers around a plot to kidnap a real estate developer’s wife to collect ransom. The catch is that he doesn’t especially want her back. With the mark not exactly looking to play ball, things get weird, and there’s no telling where we’ll end up. »
- Marc Eastman
It's safe to say that we're used to Jennifer Aniston in comedy roles (her last movie was We're the Millers), so it's always refreshing to see her go a little darker, like in the trailer for Life of Crime, based on the Elmore Leonard novel The Switch. That's not to say that this crime caper is a drama; it's more of a black comedy about a wealthy man (Tim Robbins) who's cheating on his wife, Mickey (Aniston), with a younger woman (Isla Fisher). When two criminals (John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def) try to kidnap Mickey for blackmail money, her husband sees it as a coincidental convenience, and that's when things really get fun. Life of Crime premiered at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, and you can finally check it out in theaters and on VOD on Aug. 29. Source: Roadside Attractions »
- Shannon Vestal
I haven't been the biggest fan of Jennifer Aniston's movie career. The trailers to The Bounty Hunter and Love Happens inspired what I like to call "The Aniston Theory." But recently We're The Millers started to break the actress's streak of misery, and the trailer for her latest film, Life Of Crime, seems to continue the trend upward. Thanks to Yahoo, we have our first look at the 1970's period comedy, which co-stars Tim Robbins, Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def), Isla Fisher, and John Hawkes. The film is based off of the Elmore Leonard novel The Switch, and involves a housewife whose husband isn't too worried when she's kidnapped by two thugs demanding a ransom. In true Leonard fashion, more people start to get involved in the proceedings, and things start to get a little crazier with each new contestant. While I'm not a huge Jennifer Aniston fan, I'm »
The first trailer for Life of Crime has been released.
But when a group of criminals kidnap Mickey, they find that her husband does not want her back.
Life of Crime will arrive in Us cinemas on August 29 and in the UK on September 5. »
We desperately want Jennifer Aniston to kill it in something, and "Life of Crime," an upcoming comedy from Daniel Schechter, may just be exactly what she needs. Read More: Toronto Review: Lightweight 'Jackie Brown' Prequel 'Life of Crime' Features Enjoyable Turns By Mos Def, John Hawkes, Jennifer AnistonBased on the novel "The Switch" by Elmore Leonard, "Life of Crime" follows a group of criminals, led by the always wonderful John Hawkes, who kidnap the wife (Aniston) of a wealthy businessman. The problem? He doesn't want to pay the ransom to get her back and prefers to spend his days with his mistress, played by Isla Fisher, instead. "Life of Crime" premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year and will be released in theaters August 29th. Check out the trailer below. »
- Eric Eidelstein
Jennifer Aniston is starring in a new film based on Elmore Leonard’s novel The Switch – which also happens to be the title of an unrelated rom-com she starred in with Jason Bateman in 2010. (That film was originally called The Baster; the name was changed due to poor testing.) Thanks to that, the new movie has been retitled Life Of Crime. And it has nothing to do with artificial insemination — or at least, we think it doesn’t.
- Ariana Bacle
The first trailer has arrived online for Life Of Crime, the big-screen adaptation of Elmore Leonard novel The Switch, which is itself a prequel to Jackie Brown. Yasiin Bey (better known as Mos Def) and John Hawkes star as Ordell and Louis, the younger versions of Sam Jackson and Robert De Niro, who kidnap Jennifer Aniston, the trophy wife of Tim Robbins. The trouble is, he was on the brink of divorcing her anyway, and is none too keen to stump up the $1 million they're asking for her safe return... Take a look at the new...
- George Wales
Lionsgate has unveiled the trailer for "Life of Crime", the upcoming film adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "The Switch" novel. The story features several key characters from Leonard's other novel "Rum Punch" which became the 1997 Tarantino movie "Jackie Brown".
John C. Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) play the younger versions of Louis Gara and Ordell Robbie, the characters Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson played in 'Jackie'. Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, Isla Fisher and Will Forte also star in the Dan Schechter-directed film which hits theaters on August 29th.
- Garth Franklin
Though the world lost crime writer Elmore Leonard last year, his legacy lives on via adaptations of his work. The latest to arrive on the big screen is a version of his 1978 novel The Switch, which, thanks to the fact that lead Jennifer Aniston already made a film of that name, is now called Life Of Crime.The story finds criminals Ordell Robbie (Yaslin Bay) and Louis Gara (John Hawkes) deciding to kidnap Mickey Dawson (Aniston), the wife of wealthy, corrupt real estate tycoon (Tim Robbins). It’s a seemingly solid plan with just one tiny drawback: it turns out their mark doesn’t particularly want his wife back, and is happier hanging out with his mistress (Isla Fisher).Everything soon becomes that much complicated, as revenge plots spiral and Mickey decides she’s going to find a little payback herself. It remains to be seen whether this will stand »
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