Stone’s ‘Savages’ Adds Mia Maestro

Mia MaestroOliver Stone, man who has brought us enough amazing films to allow us to overlook his terrible ones, has just added a new cast member to his upcoming Savages: Mia Maestro—notable for her inclusion in the Twilight Saga. Maestro will be playing a former gang member donning the guise of a “soccer mom.”

Savages is an elaborate story about the ransom of a joint-girlfriend (whatever that could mean) to a pair of the world’s finest pot growers and distributors. The antagonists are represented by a Mexican drug cartel who demand a ransom for the hostage girlfriend, played by Blake Lively. Sounds very Oliver Stoney.

The two aforementioned heroes will be played by Aaron Johnson of Kick-Ass and Taylor Kitsch. Maestro’s husband in the film will be portrayed by the unstoppable Benicio del Toro.

Maestro will be reuniting with Frida costar Salma Hayek. Other notable players include John Travolta and Uma Thurman (let’s hope there’s dancing), as well as Emil Hirsch.

The film is set to reach theaters September 28 of 2012…just in time for Stone to slap together an apocalypse film in his usual uncomfortably timely fashion.

Source: Comingsoon

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Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.

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