XXX – STATE OF THE UNION

Production Company: Revolution Studios

Studio: Columbia Pictures/ Sony Pictures

Cast: Ice Cube as Darius Stone, Mary Castro as Waitress at Elwood Diner, John G. Connolly as Bama, Willem Dafoe as George Deckert, Brian David as Washington Elite, Ramon De Ocampo as Agent Meadows, Nona M. Gaye as Lola, Matt Gerald as Liebo, Thom Gossom Jr. as Baptist Preacher, Bryan Holly as NSA agent, Charles Howerton as News Anchor, Samuel L. Jackson as Agent Augustus Gibbons, Kevin Jaskela as Marine, Chris J. Johnson as Young agent, Brian Larsen as Principal Bridge Actor, James Lewis as World Leader, Sunny Mabrey as Charlie, Robert Neal Marshall as Capitol Hill Employee, Masuimi Max as Zeke’s girlfriend, Scott Michael Morgan as Farmhand, Joe Robinson as Senate Intern, Michael Roof as Agent Toby Lee Shavers, Rudi Rose as Bama Commando, David Rountree as Young FBI Agent, Jeanne Sakata as Field Reporter, Ned Schmidtke as Gen. Jack Pettibone, Barry Sigismondi as Bull, Scott Speedman as Agent Kyle Steele, Peter Strauss as Sanford, Xzibit as Zeke

Crew: Lee Tamahori (director); Rich Wilkes and Simon Kinberg (writers); Neal H. Moritz and Arne L. Schmidt (producers)

Synopsis:
In Revolution Studios’ follow-up to the successful franchise film XXX, NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson), fresh off the success of his last renegade recruitment, once again finds himself in need of an outsider. Gibbons and his new agent (Ice Cube), also code-named XXX, must track a dangerous military splinter group led by Willem Dafoe that is conspiring to overthrow the U.S. Government in the nation’s capital.

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Also Known As:
XXX Squared (USA) (working title)
XXX² (USA) (working title)
XXX2 (USA) (working title)
XXX2: State of the Union (USA) (working title)

Film Fetish trivia:
Vin Diesel and director Rob Cohen signed on for this film two months before the original opened. Both left the project.

Director Lee Tamahori also helmed the James Bond film Die Another Day, starring Pierce Brosnan.

Two scripts were written for consideration. One by screenwriter Rich Wilkes involved pirates in Southeast Asia and the other, by writer Simon Kinberg, concerns a plot set in Washington D.C. Kinberg’s script was selected. Open casting calls in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area were made on August 19, 2004 and August 26, 2004. Shooting started on 14 September 2004 and went through October 1, 2004. Rob Cohen had earlier suggested that that both scripts may be made, with the one not used for XXX2 becoming XXX3.

Official Websites: www.sonypictures.com/movies/triplex2

Trailers:

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Security Breach
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We Have to Go Off the Grid
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I’m Going to Miss You Boys
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Are We on the Same Page?
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It’s a Map
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Heard You Needed a Ride
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Release Dates: APRIL 29, 2005

Genre: ACTION / THRILLER / SPY

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