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Life of Crime (D: Schechter; S: Hawkes, Def, Aniston, Fisher) - Jackie Brown Prequel

Apparently this is happening? Variety is reporting the following:

The prequel to Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown" is moving forward and has now cast its two main leads, John Hawkes (Winter's Bone, Contagion) and Mos Def (16 Blocks, Be Kind Rewind) who will play younger versions of Robert De Niro and Samuel L Jackson.

The story is based on Elmore Leonard's "The Switch" book and is set 15 years before the events in "Jackie Brown." It follows career criminals Ordell and Louis as they team up to kidnap Mickey Dawson, the wife of a corrupt Detroit real estate developer. When the husband refuses to pay the ransom for his wife's return, the ex-cons are forced to re-conceive their plan, and the angry housewife uses the duo to get her revenge.

The new movie will be directed by Dan Schechter.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118049608?refCatId=13

Anyone got odds on this being straight to video?
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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

i read the book 10 years ago. Really enjoyed it but I dunno about Mos Def as Ordell.
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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

So it's not a prequel to Tarantino's "Jackie Brown", but an adaptation of Leonard's "The Switch". Just so we're clear on that...
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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

Exactly. Prequel.
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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
So it's not a prequel to Tarantino's "Jackie Brown", but an adaptation of Leonard's "The Switch". Just so we're clear on that...
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Exactly. Prequel.


remake, adaptation, sequel, prequel..who gives a shit.

I hope the title of the thread pisses you guys off every time you see it

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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

So if there's a cameo in "The Switch" from a white airline stewardess named Jackie Burch who's an associate of Ordell's, then we'll know it's completely ripping off Tarantino right?
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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

Sounds good to me. The leads are both great actors, and a good fit for the roles I think.
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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

It's Yasiin Bey now. He retired the name Mos Def.
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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
So it's not a prequel to Tarantino's "Jackie Brown", but an adaptation of Leonard's "The Switch". Just so we're clear on that...

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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

I assume the folks that are complaining about the terminology are the ones that have been wrong about it for previous movies.
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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

OK. It's a Tarantino prequel. Have at it then guys.

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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

Originally Posted by fumanstan
I assume the folks that are complaining about the terminology are the ones that have been wrong about it for previous movies.
No, its just inevitable that some asshole will get legitimately worked up about it and then we'll have a fucking bitchfest all over again. Like all those douchebags who went on and on and on and fucking on about how Fincher's Dragon Tattoo was not a 'remake' of the Swedish film. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFZrzg62Zj0&NR=1
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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

Or you can just admit that you were wrong and get on with it so us "douchebags" wouldn't have to go on and on about anything.

Fincher's movie wasn't a remake of the Swedish film.
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Originally Posted by fumanstan
Fincher's movie wasn't a remake of the Swedish film.
I never said it was.
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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

Originally Posted by fumanstan
I assume the folks that are complaining about the terminology are the ones that have been wrong about it for previous movies.
That's racist.
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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

Sounds like it could be alright. The book is pretty good from what I remember (read it a while back).
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Originally Posted by Pizza the Hutt
I never said it was.
Good, because it's not.
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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

Originally Posted by Pizza the Hutt
I never said it was.
Oh, not this again. Stop bringing it up. No-one cares.
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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

I mean, neither the name of the book nor the main character is 'Jackie Brown', but hey, whatever tickles yer kishke...
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Originally Posted by DonnachaOne
Oh, not this again. Stop bringing it up. No-one cares.
fumanstan obviously does.
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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

Out of Sight was the sequel to Jackie Brown, making this officially a Trilogy.
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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

Originally Posted by Pizza the Hutt
fumanstan obviously does.
Stop obsessing.
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Originally Posted by fumanstan
Stop obsessing.
Heed your own advice.
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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
I mean, neither the name of the book nor the main character is 'Jackie Brown', but hey, whatever tickles yer kishke...
Indeed; for those unfamiliar, the book Rum Punch features a protagonist named Jackie Burke. She isn't black in the book either, and Ordell is depicted as a very light-skinned black man.

While the title of the thread is empirically misleading, we're not in the late 90's anymore, when everything Elmore Leonard was getting optioned, and I think the fact that The Switch is getting made has less to do with Leonard's book and more to do with the cache Tarantino brought to the characters when he made Jackie Brown.
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re: The Switch -- Jackie Brown Prequel -- Tarantino not involved

Originally Posted by Pizza the Hutt
Heed your own advice.
I am! I think you missed the joke on that though, intended for Osiris. Honestly, you were the one calling people assholes and douchebags for wanting to supply more accurate information. I don't see the big deal

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