An upcoming crime–drama film directed by Oliver Stone, based on the novel of the same name by Don Winslow, who co-wrote the script with Shane Salerno. It stars Taylor Kitsch (John Carter) and Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) as two Laguna Beach marijuana kingpins who encounter a world of trouble when their shared girlfriend (Blake Lively, Gossip Girl) is kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel. Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Demián Bichir (A Better Life), Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild), Uma Thurman, and John Travolta also star in the film.
When their shared hippie girlfriend, O (Lively), is kidnapped, two marijuana growers — University of California, Berkeley graduate Ben (Johnson) and former U.S. Navy SEAL Chon (Kitsch) — confront a Mexican drug cartel to rescue her. Uma Thurman plays O’s mother and John Travolta plays a DEA agent.
Jennifer Lawrence was originally cast as Lively’s character, but dropped out to film The Hunger Games playing the role of Katniss Everdeen instead.
- via MTV