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Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have just debuted the new trailer for the Elmore Leonard adaptation, [Life of Crime](movie:1056832), starring Jennifer Aniston and Tim Robbins.

Based on the book, The Switch, the movie comes courtesy of The Big Bad Swim and Supporting Characters director, Dan Schechter. Along with Aniston and Robbins, the crime-caper-comedy also stars John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Isla Fisher and Will Forte. Check it out the synopsis and trailer below:

Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara have lots in common - time in the same slammer, convictions for grand theft auto, and a plan for a big score. They're going to snatch the wife of a Detroit developer and collect some easy ransom money. They don't figure on a bum of a husband who has a secret mistress and no desire to get his wife back. Or on his crazy, beautiful broad of a housewife who's going to join Ordell and Louis in the slickest, saviest crime of all.

If the names Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara look familiar to you, then that's probably because these are the characters also played by Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro in the Quentin Tarantino penned and directed Jackie Brown. The original book, The Switch, is set before the events of Rum Punch (the book on which Jackie Brown was based) and features younger iterations of Robbie and Gara. Given the lack of advertising in the trailer or the press release, I'm guessing they're not officially allowed to call this a 'Jackie Brown prequel' - a move which no doubt would have greatly boosted the film's recognition.

The film was the closing night movie at the Toronto International Film Festival and the opening film of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. Due to this, we've already seen a few reviews for the piece, which currently place the movie at 70 on Metacritic. Interestingly, Jackie Brown only garners 64, despite being a cult classic. Although, it must be stated that Jackie Brown has been reviewed much wider than Life of Crime.

What do you think? Will you be catching Life of Crime? Let us know below.


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