Life of Crime
8/29/14, 1h 44 mins
Jennifer Aniston, Yasiin Bey, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, Mark Booner Junior, Tim Robbins and John Hawkes
Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lee Stollman, Liz Destro, Jordan Kessler, Ashok Amritraj, Michael Siegel
Elmore Leonard, Jennifer Aniston, Aleen Keshishian, Charles Bonan, Kim Leadford, Tim Nye, Larry Ladove
When a pair of low-level criminals kidnap the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer, they get both more and less than they bargained for in Life of Crime, a dark caper comedy based on legendary author Elmore Leonard’s novel The Switch. Starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, yasiin bey, Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, and Tim Robbins, Life of Crime is packed with the outrageously eccentric characters, black comedy and unexpected twists that earned Leonard a reputation as one of America’s sharpest and funniest crime writers.
Mickey Dawson (Jennifer Aniston), the wife of crooked real-estate developer Frank Dawson (Tim Robbins), is kidnapped by two common criminals (yasiin bey and John Hawkes), who intend to hold her for a $1 million ransom and extort her husband with inside information about his illegal business dealings. But Frank, who is holed up in the Bahamas with his mistress, decides he’d rather not get his wife back, setting off a sequence of double-crosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of master storyteller Elmore Leonard.
Life of Crime stars Jennifer Aniston (We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses) yasiin bey (Begin Again, Next Day Air), Isla Fisher (The Great Gatsby, Now You See Me), Will Forte (Nebraska, “Saturday Night Live”), Mark Boone Junior (“Sons of Anarchy,” Memento) with Tim Robbins (Bull Durham) and John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone, Lincoln). The film is written and directed by Daniel Schechter (Goodbye Baby, Supporting Characters), based on the novel The Switch by Elmore Leonard. Producers are Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lee Stollman, Jordan Kessler, Ashok Amritraj, Michael Siegel and Elizabeth Destro. Executive producers are Elmore Leonard, Jennifer Aniston, Aleen Keshishian, Charles Sauveur Bonan, Kim Leadford, Larry Ladove, James Garavente, Jacob Pechenik, Christopher Herghelegiu and Bryan Mansour.
Director of photography is Eric Alan Edwards (Knocked Up, Lovelace). Production designer is Inbal Weinberg (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Place Beyond the Pines). Composers are the Newton Brothers (Proxy, Oculus).