With Oliver Stone’s last film, 2010’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, he took his original 1987 film and updated it for a younger audience. In his latest film, Savages, Stone looks like he will be taking his trademark directing style and grit and putting it into a film for a newer generation.
Savages features Ben (Aaron Johnson, Kick-Ass, The Illusionist) and Chon (Taylor Kitsch, John Carter, TV’s Friday Night Lights) as two pot dealers who have to combat a Mexican drug cartel that has kidnapped their shared girlfriend O (Blake Lively, The Town, TV’s Gossip Girl).
Savages boasts a considerable lineup that also includes Emile Hirsch, Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek, Benicio Del Toro, John Travolta and Demian Bichir, who was nominated this year for best actor at the Academy Awards.
The film is based on Don Winslow’s book Savages. The film was co-written by Winslow, as well as Shane Salerno and Stone. Savages is set to be released on July 6.
Check out the first trailer for Savages below