Oliver Stone recently brought us the sequel ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ which was released in 2010, his new film, ‘Savages’ is currently in pre-production and will be distributed by Universal Pictures. The film is an adaptation of the novel written by Don Winslow with a script by Oliver Stone and Shane Salerno who also worked on ‘Aliens vs Predator – Requiem’, as well a multiple episodes of the new TV series ‘Hawaii Five-0’.
‘Savages’ will tell the story of two friends from Laguana Beach who are marijuana dealers and build up a successful dealing business with high quality product prior to running into problems with a Mexican based drug cartel run by a powerful and ruthless woman.
As pre-production progresses several casting rumours and announcements have been made, Salma Hayek and Benico Del Toro are currently both attached to the project, along with rumoured appearances by Blake Lively, John Travolta and Uma Thurman. The most recent announcement is that Emile Hirsch has joined the cast of the film, his previous works have included ‘Speed Racer’, ‘Into the Wild’ and ‘Milk’.
Oliver Stone has a number of well regarded films in his filmography including ‘Natural Born Killers’, ‘Platoon’, and ‘JFK’, let us know your favourite Oliver Stone film in the comments section below, and stay tuned to accessreel for more news on ‘Savages’ as it’s announced.