Alpha Dog has had quite the wild ride getting to the big screen as the film adaptation based on the life of murder suspect Jesse James Hollywood (changed to Johnny Truelove for the film) hit snags as Jesse went to trial for his alleged crimes. The film depicts Hollywood as the murderous leader of a gang that kidnapped and tortured Californian youths, the lawyer may well have a point.
However, just today a federal judge ruled the film can unspool on its January 12 release date despite objections from Hollywood, Jesse James that is, and RopeofSilicon has your first look at eight clips from the film. Just click on any of the links below to get started.
The film stars Emile Hirsch, Bruce Willis, Ben Foster, Shawn Hatosy, Harry Dean Stanton, Sharon Stone, Dominique Swain and Justin Timberlake.