'Savages' Combines Tim Riggins, Threesomes & Drug Cartels -- Awesome! (VIDEO)

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Like many warm-blooded females with a pulse, I loved Taylor Kitsch in Friday Night Lights, and I was tempted to see Disney's sci-fi adventure John Carter just for the, ahem, Kitsch Factor. But with the previews looking like the movie starred Taylor and like a hundred Jar Jar Binks characters, I ultimately gave it a pass. (Hey, date nights are few and far between around here—I'm not going to blow one on Martians when I know The Hunger Games is coming up!)

Lucky for me, Kitsch has yet another high-profile movie coming out this year (in addition to May's Battleship), and this one's right up my alley.

Savages is an Olive Stone film adapted from Don Winslow's 2010 crime novel, and it looks extremely promising—at least, if you like gritty drug-fueled action thrillers that feature, among other things, a ménage à trios between Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, and Kick-Ass's Aaron Johnson.

 

In the trailer, Lively explains where the story starts: her two (!) boyfriends, Ben and Chon (played by Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch) are running a successful pot business. "Ben went to Berkeley and double-majored in business and botany. He takes 99 percent of the violence out of the business. Other one percent? Well, that's where Chon comes in."

Kitch's Chon is a jaded ex-SEAL, and he and Ben end up taking on a Mexican drug cartel when Lively's character O gets kidnapped. As for what happens after that, well, this IS directed by Oliver Stone, the dark mastermind behind Platoon and Natural Born Killers—plus, Benicio Del Toro makes his creepy appearance in the film. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess there's gonna be some violence and generally messed-up situations.

Here's the full-length trailer, just released today:

Savages has a hell of cast, starting with the starring trio and going on to include John Travolta, Salma Hayek (sporting a very Mia Wallace hairdo), Emile Hirsch, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro, Mia Maestro, and Demian Bichir.

I'm super thrilled to see Aaron Johnson in this, since he was so great in Kick-Ass and has mysteriously stayed under the radar ever since. Also, Taylor Kitsch's presence makes me excited for his future as a bona fide movie star. Even Blake Lively looks pretty interesting here in the hopefully-capable hands of Oliver Stone, and it seems like a very smart role for shaking off any lingering Gossip Girl cheesiness.

Drugs, sex, violence, and a tattooed Tim Riggins? Friends, I'm not sure this movie can go wrong.

Savages is schedule to hit theaters on July 6—what do you think, will you be interested in checking it out?

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Sidthe Sidthe

The movie had me at Kitsch...didn't catch John Carter in the expensive theater...there is always the cheap theater or redbox. The boy is shirtless more than makes up for the 100 jar jar binks look-alikes! Battleship is kinda meh because I DO NOT like Rihanna in the least so that'll be a redbox for sure!

nonmember avatar Ellen

I read this book and thought it was kind of overrated for what it was... there was a lot of shock value placed on the relationship between the two dealers and O (Blake Lively's character) that I found kind of boring. BUT, this may mean the movie is that much more amazing. If anything it'll be a cut above most blockbusters.

MamaM... MamaMandee

I might check it out! 

dusky... dusky_rose

I don't think this is my kind of movie, sorry.

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