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Aaron Johnson as Lead in Oliver Stone’s Savages?

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Aaron Johnson as Lead in Oliver Stone’s Savages?

Aaron Johnson, Savages

We already had a little chat about the upcoming Oliver Stone‘s project titled Savages, so by now you know that it is an adaptation of Don Winslow’s best-selling novel of the same name, and, that some interesting cast is already being rumored for the whole thing!

Today, we’re here to share the latest casting update, because it looks that Kick-Ass star, Aaron Johnson has been offered to play the lead role in Savages.

Back in February we reported that Winter’s Bone star, Jennifer Lawrence was in talks to join the cast, but then we learned she’s going to be quite busy with her The Hunger Games involvement.

We also had a chance to hear that Benicio Del Toro looks like a possible choice for a role of “a Mexican drug leader who takes issue with the whole operation.” Until something official comes about above mentioned – consider it just as two good rumors.

In the meanwhile, let’s repeat the Savages novel description:

“The future is looking good for Laguna Beach, Calif., marijuana growers Ben and Chon, until they receive an ominous e-mail from the Baja Cartel. Attached is a photograph showing the decapitated bodies of other independent drug dealers.

The message is clear: sell your product through us or else. Ben and Chon try to resist, but matters escalate after cartel thugs abduct Ophelia, the guys’ beautiful young playmate and accomplice, and hold her for a cool million ransom. Meanwhile, Elena “La Reina” Sanchez Lauter, the leader of the Baja Cartel, must deal with rival drug gangs and potential overthrow from within. Ben and Chon propose a trade that Elena can’t refuse, setting the stage for the violent and utterly satisfying ending. Winslow’s encyclopedic knowledge of the border drug trade lends authenticity.”

Savages starts filming this June, and as usual, we’ll keep an eye on it, so stay tuned!

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