I first read the book Bringing Down the House a couple years back, and knew instantly that Hollywood would make a movie about this real life tale of how six M.I.T. Students took Vegas for Millions. The feature film version is titled 21 and stars Across the Universe‘s Jim Sturgess in the lead, Kevin Spacey as the teacher/leader, in addition to Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, and Aaron Yoo. Sure, director Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, Monster-in-Law) doesn’t instill confidence, but it’s hard to mess up a heist film (although Oceans 12 accomplished that feat). The new movie trailer makes the movie look very fun. Check out he trailer after the jump.
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A stuttering teenager falls in love with the star of the debate team, and is asked to join her competitive world. We saw Rocket Science at this years Sundance Film Festival and loved it. In our review, we wrote: “Jeffrey Blitz has created the next Sundance classic. See this movie, see this movie, SEE THIS MOVIE.” It’s a mixture of Election, Rushmore, and Squid and the Whale. Anyway, Picturehouse has released some production photos from the film, check them out below. As always, left click for higher resolution.
Rocket Science hits theaters on August 10th 2007.
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Rocket Science is not about Science, nor is it about Rockets. It’s about that first High School love. In the running tradition of such films as Election, Rushmore, and Squid and the Whale, Rocket Science is about a unpopular high school student named Hal Heffner, who can’t spit out a complete sentence without stuttering.
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