This film reminds me of Lucky Number Slevin in it’s pacing. It looks great! A mix between whatAssassins could have been (a great script by The Wachowski Brothers turned into a way to clean film) and what Domino was (a gritty, original story, played raw by Keira Knightley and directed even more raw by Tony Scott).
When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel (Jeremy Piven) decides to turn state’s evidence and testify against the mob, a whole lotta’ folks want to to see him dead. And just to make sure, multiple assassins are sent on a bounty hunt to present a corpse, instead of a witness, for the FBI case.
Smokin’ Aces also stars Ben Affleck, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keys, Ray Liotta, Ryan Reynolds, Common, Peter Berg, Martin Henderson and Taraji Henson. Joe Carnahan (Narc) wrote and directed the film, which hits theaters on March 2, 2007.
Check out a couple of sly trailers from the links below.