LIFE OF CRIME: Trailer for Elmore Leonard adaptation

Every time word comes of an Elmore Leonard based film, I feel a mix of dread and anticipation. When done right, Leonard’s stuff is awesome on the big screen. But there have been so many that missed the mark that I am skeptical.

Based on THE SWITCH, LIFE OF CRIME stars Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Isla Fisher, Will Forte and Tim Robbins.

Ordell Robbie (Bey aka Mos Def) and Louis Gara (Hawkes) 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 (Aniston) of a Detroit developer (Robbins) and collect some easy ransom money. They don’t figure on a bum of a husband who has a secret mistress (Fisher) 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.

LIFE OF CRIME will be released on August 29th.