Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps director Oliver Stone has got together an impressive cast for his next movie, Savages, which is based on the Don Winslow novel and follows a pair of marijuana growers who come up against a Mexican drug cartel when their girlfriend becomes kidnapped and held for ransom.
Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) and Taylor Kitsch (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) will play the growers, with Blake Lively (The Town) set to play their kidnapped lady friend. Deadline also has word that Stone is arranging a Pulp Fiction reunion with John Travolta and Uma Thurman joining the film. Thurman will play Lively’s mother, Paqu, and Travolta will play a burned out Drug Enforcement agent.
Also among the cast are Salma Hayek, who’ll play the role of Mexican cartel queen-pin Elena; and Benicio Del Toro, who plays the vicious cartel enforcer Lado. Emile Hirsch (Into The Wild) has also joined the film according to Variety, although his role has not been revealed. Other parts are yet to be cast, so we can probably expect more names to join the project before it’s planned July shoot.