First Trailer for Oliver Stone's Savages Starring Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro, and Taylor Kitsch
04.05.12 by Ryan
Universal clearly has a lot of confidence in director Oliver Stone's adaptation of Savages. After seeing an early version of the movie in February, the studio decided to change the release date from September to July 6th, putting it in direct competition with The Amazing Spider-Man, which opens 3 days earlier. Now, we finally have our first look at Savages, as MTV has delivered the movie's first trailer.
Based on the 2010 novel from Don Winslow, Savages follows marijuana growers Ben (Aaron Johnson) and Chon (Taylor Kitsch), who refuse to join forces with a Mexican drug cartel led by Salma Hayek. The cartel sends an enforcer (Benicio del Toro) to kidnap the two friends' girlfriend (Blake Lively), which prompts the two friends to take down the cartel themselves in what looks to be an explosive showdown.
Savages was adapted by Winslow, Stone, and Shane Salerno (Shaft). The cast includes John Travolta as a DEA agent and Uma Thurman as Lively's mother. Emile Hirsch (The Darkest Hour), Joel David Moore (Avatar), and recent Academy Award nominee Demian Bichir (A Better Life) co-star.