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Taylor Kitsch, Olivia Wilde, Salma Hayek In Talks to Appear In Savages

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Taylor Kitsch, Olivia Wilde, Salma Hayek In Talks to Appear In Savages

Taylor Kitsch, Olivia Wilde and Salma Hayek are all in talks to appear in Oliver Stone’s upcoming movie adaptation of the book ‘Savages’, Collider.com is reporting. The ‘Friday Night Lights’ star is now in talks to portray Chon, who grows marijuana in Laguna Beach with Ben, who will be portrayed by Aaron Johnson. The novel follows the two men’s struggles with a Mexican drug cartel who not only tries to take over their business, but also kidnaps their accomplice Ophelia.

Academy Award-nominee Jennifer Lawrence was originally in talks to play Orphelia, but had to leave the movie due to her commitment to ‘The Hunger Games.’ Stone is now looking at Olivia Wilde to portray Orpehila, who’s also described to be Chon and Ben’s “young playmate.” Hayek is in talks to play the cartel’s matriarch, who becomes maternal over Orphelia.

‘Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem’ screenwriter Shane Salerno is on board to pen the script. Universal Pictures is at the forefront to land the distribution deal to release ‘Savages,’ which is set to begin filming in June.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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