This LIFE OF CRIME trailer is a little strange

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Life-of-Crime

Once upon a time Jennifer Aniston starred in a rom-com-drama called The Switch which was all kinds of meh. Now she’s starring in a new movie based on novel called The Switch, and luckily it has nothing to with the former, including the fact that this actually looks to be potentially fun.

That *ahem* switch could probably be accounted to the author of said novel, Elmore Leonard, whose fantastic novels have been feeding the Hollywood machine since the 1970’s.  And most of that trademark Leonard crime caper shenanigans are on display in this first trailer for Life of Crime (title probably changed to avoid confusion with the aforementioned movie) right down to the bungling criminal “masterminds” and twisty plot.

Based on Elmore Leonard’s novel “The Switch,” “Life of Crime” is a dark caper comedy starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Will Forte, Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher and Tim Robbins. The wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a corrupt real estate developer (Tim Robbins) is kidnapped by two common criminals (Yasiin Bey and John Hawkes), who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he’d actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off an unbelievable sequence of double crosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of Elmore Leonard.

Life of Crime also stars Tim Robbins, Isla Fisher, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Mark Boone Junior and Will Forte, and will be kidnapping you in the cinema on August 29, 2014.

Last Updated: May 22, 2014

Kervyn Cloete

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