First Look at the ‘Jackie Brown’ Prequel, ‘Life of Crime’, with Hawkes, Def and Aniston


Mos Def, John Hawkes and Jennifer Aniston in Life of Crime
Mos Def, John Hawkes and Jennifer Aniston in Life of Crime

Daniel Schechter‘s Life of Crime, based on Elmore Leonard’s “The Switch”, a prequel to “Jackie Brown”, which Quentin Tarantino adapted into a film in 1997, will have its world premiere as the closing night film at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival. Today I have the first picture from the film featured directly above as we see Louis (John Hawkes) and Ordell (Mos Def as Yasiin Bey) — two common criminals in 1970s Detroit — wgho kidnap the housewife (Jennifer Aniston) of a corrupt real estate developer (Tim Robbins) and hold her for ransom.

Typically closing night films at film festivals aren’t exactly the best, but the fact we’re talking about a Leonard adaptation does have me vaguely curious in this film. Problem is, I may already left Toronto by the time it screens. We’ll see.

Isla Fisher, Will Forte and Mark Boone Jr. also star.

You can check out the complete 2013 Toronto Film Festival lineup right here and it will be updating with more films over the next week or so.

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