14. Life of Crime
What? It’s hard to argue that Elmore Leonard isn’t a great writer. He certainly knew what he was doing until he sadly passed away last year. From “Get Shorty” to “Jackie Brown” to “Out of Sight” to “Justified”, it’s clear that Elmore Leonard has a body of work that just fits well when it comes to adapting his work to film and/or television. (If you’re not watching “Justified”, you’re missing out on excellent television.) “Life of Crime” looks to be no different.
Based on his novel “The Switch”, “Life of Crime” simply asks what if the wife of a wealthy man gets kidnapped, and he doesn’t want her back? Hilarity ensues. That’s what.
Who? Daniel Schechter, a man that’s still attempt to cut his teeth in the business, has been tapped to direct this adaption, and, luckily, has been able to find a strong stable of talent to present his vision. The film stars Tim Robbins, Jennifer Aniston, Will Forte, John Hawkes, Isla Fisher, Yasiin Bey, and Mark Boone Junior.
When and Where? “Life of Crime” will be stealing the spotlight in theaters nationwide on August 29th.