Jennifer Aniston is kidnapped in the upcoming comedy-thriller Life of Crime, based on a novel by Elmore Leonard (3:10 to Yuma, Out of Sight). Aniston plays a woman who is kidnapped for ransom, unfortunately for her and her kidnappers, her husband (Tim Robbins) isn’t exactly in a hurry to pay. Something about the trailer just doesn’t provide us with much confidence, but the great cast should make this at the very least watchable. The characters of Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara, played by Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) and John Hawkes, respectively, are younger versions of the characters played by Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, which was based on Elmore Leonard novel Rum Punch. Check out the trailer for Life of Crime below.
Starring Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, Isla Fisher, Yasiin Bey, Will Forte and John Hawkes.
Official synopsis for Life of Crime:
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.
ETA: USA – 29 August, 2014.