Movie information

Released on:
July 6, 2012  

Previously Announced Release Dates:
September 28, 2012

Production Companies:
Ixtlan Corporation
Universal Pictures

Status: Post-production

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

Director: Oliver Stone

Screenwriter: Oliver Stone, Don Winslow, Shane Salerno
Script: Novel Adaptation

Genre: Action, Crime
About the film:
Two friends from Laguna Beach share the same girlfriend and a thriving business growing and distributing the best-quality pot on the planet. When they resist being muscled by a Mexican drug cartel, the girl is kidnapped and the ransom is every cent they've made for the last five years. They agree to pay but hatch an alternate plan to get her back, get revenge, and then get lost.

Project Timeline:
Mar. 4, 2010: Project announced. Director: Oliver Stone, Writer: Don Winslow, Shane Salerno
Feb. 10, 2011: Cast: Jennifer Lawrence (in talks)
Mar. 17, 2011: Cast: Aaron Johnson (in talks)
Mar. 19, 2011: Cast: Taylor Kitsch (in talks), Salma Hayek (in talks), Jennifer Lawrence drops out
Mar. 22, 2011: Cast: Benicio Del Toro
Mar. 28, 2011: Distributor: Universal Pictures
Apr. 11, 2011: Writer: Oliver Stone, Cast: Blake Lively (is director's top choice)
Apr. 21, 2011: Cast: Blake Lively (confirmed), John Travolta, Uma Thurman
Apr. 22, 2011: Cast: Emile Hirsch
Jun. 16, 2012: Release Date: September 28, 2012
Jan. 31, 2012: Release Date: July 6, 2012

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