The first poster has arrived for the Elmore Leonard adaptation Life of Crime, which serves as a prequel to Quentin Tarantino's crime classic Jackie Brown. The film follows the early adventures of Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara, roles originated by Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro. Yasiin Bey (the artist formerly known as Mos Def) and John Hawkes assume the characters this time around. They kidnap a woman (Jennifer Aniston) only to find out no one wants to pay their ransom. Take a look at the poster, then read on for more details from director Daniel Schechter.
"She wanted to do everything. She wanted to do the stunts and the difficult scenes over and over again until we got it right. I was pleased that she pretty much did anything I asked her to do. If I had the balls or brains to ask her to do something, she was really game to deliver for the movie."
He also revealed that the images on the poster came from a screen test that was done early on in the post-production process.
"I was thrilled when I saw it. I loved it. I loved those pictures of the guys in the masks. Those two shots were taken from a screen test we did. We tried on a bunch of masks, and as soon as they put those two on, it was just kind of magical."
Life of Crime will continue the adventures Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara in theaters and On Demand this summer.