Taking Lives: Movie fans can watch the first nine minutes and eight seconds of Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' upcoming thriller Taking Lives, starring Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke, exclusively online at Yahoo! (look for the clip online right here at MovieWeb) for a limited time beginning Friday, March 12th.

The selected sequence sets the story in motion by recounting details of a serial killer's first crime, an impulsive act that becomes the origin of a bizarre 20-year spree of murder and stolen identities that will ultimately require the skill and unique perspective of one of the country's best FBI profilers (played by Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie) to unravel.

"This opening sequence is strong and lays the groundwork for the thrills that are to come," says Mark Canton, one of the "Taking Lives" producers. "By sharing it with fans directly via the Internet, we're able to show the scene in its entirety, unedited and uninterrupted, which offers a real sense of the mood and complexity of the film."

The full nine minute and eight second excerpt will be available online exclusively at yahoo.com only from March 12th through the 18th, disappearing permanently from the internet one day before "Taking Lives'" March 19th North American release.

A taut psychological thriller, Taking Lives is the story of an FBI agent who becomes involved with her key witness while tracking a serial killer who assumes the lives and identities of the people he kills. She finds herself surrounded by numerous suspects and no one to trust.

Brian B.