Ryan Phillippe, Taylor Kitsch and Malin Akerman in the Bang Bang Club trailer

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

If you’ve been following release dates for any amount of time, you know that when a film is finished and doesn’t get released shortly after completion, and then gets pushed back with several different release dates, the film invariably turns out to be bad.  So forgive me if I’m less than excited about the first trailer for THE BANG BANG CLUB about a couple of photographers covering the apartheid in South Africa in the mid-90’s.  This film was actually completed in 2009 and has had several release dates.  The thing that sticks out to you more than anything else is the horrible, horrible accents from stars Ryan Phillippe and Malin Akerman.  I always thought of Phillippe as a decent actor, but he’s on a string of bad movies lately and maybe he needs to spend more time perfecting his acting skills and less time impregnating random actresses (zing!).

The film stars Phillippe, Akerman, Taylor Kitsch and Patrick Lyster and is directed by Steven Silver, who also wrote the screenplay.  As of right now, the film is scheduled to hit theaters April 22nd, although I can’t imagine this is going to get a wide release.

Ryan Phillippe in The Bang Bang Club

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