Taylor Kitsch, Salma Hayek and Olivia Wilde wanted for Savages

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Director Oliver Stone is looking at Taylor Kitsch to star with Aaron Johnson in his upcoming film SAVAGES.  After X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, Taylor Kitsch has been relatively quiet, so this would be a nice return for the young actor.  The sometimes-great, but usually not-so-great Stone is also said to want Olivia Wilde in the role of O, which was originally supposed to go to Jennifer Lawrence, but was vacated when she bolted for HUNGER GAMES.  I can’t say I’m excited for either SAVAGES or HUNGER GAMES, but I would have rather seen Lawrence take on the more challenging role of O than as Katniss Everdeen.  But Stone is looking at several actresses for the part of O.

SAVAGES is about a couple of pot-growers (Kitsch and Johnson) that get caught up in a Mexican drug cartel, led by Salma Hayek (assuming Stone gets what he wants), after they kidnap their best friend, O.  Hayek’s character takes a liking to the boys, but when someone starts ripping off the cartel, things start to get out of hand.

Taylor Kitsch

Source: Deadline

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