Louis And Ordell From 'Jackie Brown' Returning To The Silver Screen
Louis Gara and Ordell Robbie, the characters portrayed so wonderfully by Robert DeNiro and Samuel L Jackson in Jackie Brown, are coming back.
Except DeNiro and Jackson aren't involved. Nor is Quentin Tarantino. And it's a prequel.
The characters will be resurrected for a movie based on Elmore Leanord's novel The Switch, which takes place 15 years prior to the events of Rum Punch, the book on which Jackie Brown was based.
Filling the shoes of DeNiro and Jackson are John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (a.k.a. Mos Def).
And according to Variety, writer/director Dan Schechter didn't even have the rights to the novel when he wrote the script. He just banged it out and sent it to Leonard's rep. The author was so impressed, he and his rep gave the young filmmaker the rights and came on board as producers.
Here's a summary of the novel, The Switch:
Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara hit it off in prison, where they were both doing time for grand theft auto. Now that they're out, they're joining forces for one big score. The plan is to kidnap the wife of a wealthy Detroit developer and hold her for ransom. But they didn't figure the lowlife husband wouldn't want his lady back. So it's time for Plan B and the opportunity to make a real killing -- with the unlikely help of a beautiful, ticked-off housewife who's hungry for a large helping of sweet revenge.
Not a bad choice, right? Hawkes seems pretty cool, and Bey/Def is a solid actor. I'm always happy to see him. What do you think?
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