John Hawkes In 'Jackie Brown' Prequel
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
Fresh off his critically acclaimed turn in Sundance's audience award winner "The Surrogate," John Hawkes has committed to star opposite Yasiin Bey in the Elmore Leonard adaptation "Switch," from writer-director Dan Schechter ("Supporting Characters").
Set 15 years before the events in "Jackie Brown," story 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 reconceive their plan, and the angry housewife uses the duo to get her revenge.
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