John Hawkes Talks LIFE OF CRIME, His Preparation Process, Elmore Leonard, Baltasar Kormákur’s EVEREST, and More

     September 2, 2014

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Life of CrimeDaniel Schecter’s adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel The Switch, is now playing on VOD and in theaters.  The film features younger versions of the Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson characters from another Leonard adaptation, Jackie Brown, with John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) filling the roles this time around.  The story features Hawkes and Bey kidnapping the trophy wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a wealthy man (Tim Robbins) only to find out he doesn’t actually want her back.  The film also stars Mark Boone JuniorIsla FisherWill Forte.  Life of Crime is loaded with juicy characters and great dialogue, and it’s definitely worth checking out.  For more on the movie, read Matt’s review or watch the trailer.

At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with John Hawkes.  He talked about making Life of Crime, how quickly he said yes to the project, the way he likes to work and if he did anything special for this role, Elmore Leonard, Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

John Hawkes

  • How quickly did he say yes to doing the film?
  • How does he like to prepare for a role and did he do anything special for this role?
  • What was the first Elmore Leonard work he read?
  • Talks about making Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest.

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John Hawkes Life of Crime Everest Interview

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