Steve walked the floor at the American Film Market (AFM) early this morning and managed to bring back some detailed synopses for the following films:
- Jane Got a Gun – A Western starring Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender
- Parkland – A drama about the JFK assassination starring Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti, and Jacki Weaver.
- The Green Inferno – The next directorial project from Eli Roth.
- A Walk Among the Tombstones – A crime thriller starring Liam Neeson.
- Agent: Century 21 – An action comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Benicio Del Toro.
Hit the jump to check out all the detailed synopses, which include production start dates.
Young and pretty with a soul of pure steel, Jane Hammond (Natalie Portman) is a good girl married to one of the worst baddies in town. When her husband Bill turns against his own gang, the vicious Bishop Boys, and returns home barely alive with eight bullets in his back, Jane knows it’s time to ditch the dress for a pair of pants and strap on her own gun. As the relentless leader John Bishop gears up for revenge, Jane’s best hope for her family’s survival rests with her old love Dan Frost (Michael Fassbender) – a gunslinger whose hatred for Bill is only slightly overshadowed by his love for Jane. Together Jane and Dan spring clever traps, luring Bishop’s men to certain death just as their old feelings for each other resurface amidst the flying bullets.
With director Lynne Ramsay (WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, MORVERN CALLAR) at the helm, the rich dimensions of these characters find their best ally with Jane out in front, taking her fate into her own hands with the kind of bravado legends are made of.
From producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman and writer/director Peter Landesman, PARKLAND is the true story behind a tragic day in history you thought you knew, but didn’t, and couldn’t, until now…50 years later.
November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever – when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. We follow in real time a group of individuals forced to make split-second decisions after this incomprehensible event that would change their lives and forever alter our world’s landscape: the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital, the chief of the Dallas Secret Service, the unwitting cameraman who captured what has become the most watched and examined film in history, the FBI Agents who had gunman Lee Harvey Oswald within their grasp and Vice President Lyndon Johnson who had to take control of a country in a moment’s notice. Thrust into a scenario of unprecedented drama with unimaginable consequences, these key characters respond with shock, outrage, determination and courage. Woven together, their seemingly disparate perspectives make one of the most thrilling and powerful stories never told.
Fan favorite Eli Roth makes the long-awaited return to the director’s chair with THE GREEN INFERNO. The brilliantly twisted mind who brought you HOSTEL, CABIN FEVER, and THE LAST EXORCISM is back to take you on the most grueling and terrifying thrill ride yet.
A Walk Among the Tombstones begins production in March 2013:
Formerly a detective with the NYPD, now a recovering alcoholic haunted by regrets, Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson) has a lot to make up for. When a series of kidnappings targeting the city’s worst drug criminals escalates to grisly murder, the circuit’s ruthless leader convinces Scudder to find the culprits and bring them to bloody justice. Working as an unlicensed private detective, Matt sees what the police don’t see and treads where they most fear to. Operating just outside the law to track down the monsters responsible, Scudder stops just short of becoming one himself.
A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES is based on one of 17 Matt Scudder novels written by acclaimed crime novelist Lawrence Block. The Scudder series has been in print for over 40 years and has been translated into over 20 languages.
Rejected, dejected and crushed by her recent divorce, Mary Kay Curly (Cameron Diaz) cannot catch a break. Desperate to protect the two most important things in her life, her kids and her job as a real estate agent, Mary Kay agrees ot take on an unusual task for her boss that accidentally gets her kidnapped and tossed into the center of an international drug war. Taken by Mary Kay’s direct manner and genuine, but utter naiveté, suave and unpredictable cartel boss Gilberto ‘El Padre’ Duran (Benicio Del Toro) gives Mary Kay a chance to save her life by sending her on an impossible mission to avenge the death of his family. Determined to get back to her own children, Mary Kay overcomes incredible odds and triumphs in astonishing ways – outfoxing the FBI, CIA, and a dangerous ring of underground crime lords – in time to make it home for dinner.
Browse our AFM 2012 coverage here:
- Promo Poster for THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH
- THE EXPENDABLES 3 Confirmed; THE MECHANIC 2 Announced
- Winner of AFM 2012’s Craziest Film: HANSEL AND GRETEL & THE 420 WITCH
- Promo Poster for Joss Whedon’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
- Images and Synopses for CAN A SONG SAVE YOUR LIFE? with Keira Knightley, Ron Howard’s RUSH, and THERESE Starring Elizabeth Olsen
- Images and Synopses for SNITCH Starring Dwayne Johnson, THE QUIET ONES, and PROJECT BLUE BOOK
- Promo Posters for TARZAN, IP MAN: THE FINAL FIGHT, SWITCH, and INAPPROPRIATE COMEDY