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Oliver Stone’s All-Star Pot Thriller

Written by: FFT Webmaster | June 9th, 2011

Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone begins shooting next month on SAVAGES, a New York Times best-seller on California pot growers. Novelist Don Wislow has adapted the screenplay of his novel which focuses on a couple of Laguna, California-based pot growers who are muscled by a Mexican drug cartel that kidnaps a young woman who’s their best friend and occasional bed partner. Faced with an impossibly high ransom, the growers begin hijacking the cartel’s own shipments to ransom back their friend. The film, to be distributed by Universal Pictures next year, has a strong ensemble cast that includes

John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Emile Hirsch, Salma Hayek, Benicio Del Toro,  Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively and Aaron Johnson.

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