Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
I don’t know what to make of the trailer for The Big Bang. The way this thing is cut, it looks like a weird blend of neo noir, Frank Miller and early Guy Ritchie. Is that good, or bad? I really don’t know. What I do know is that Sam Elliott and William Fichtner have supporting roles, and I’ll watch them in almost anything. Check out the trailer after the break.
So Antonio Banderas is a private eye hired to find a missing girl, which leads him across the path of quite a few odd personalities. It also leads him through some heavily stylized lighting and slightly overwrought cinematography. But look at that wig on Sam Elliott? And Antonio Banderas seems to have sex with a waitress whose tattoos give off light. So that’s OK.
Also: Snoop Dog is a Hitchcock-referencing pornographer, and that brief shot of a guy holding drumsticks? Yeah, that’s big Bill Duke.
Here’s the cast: Antonio Banderas, Sienna Guillory, William Fichtner, Sam Elliott, Delroy Lindo, James Van Der Beek, Snoop Dogg, Bill Duke
The trailer comes via CinemaBlend. Anchor Bay will release the film in a limited opening on May 13. Here’s the full official synopsis:
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Late one night, Los Angeles private investigator, Ned Cruz (Antonio Banderas) gets a visit from a recently paroled Russian boxer with an intriguing job offer: find Lexie, his missing girlfriend—and the 30-million dollar stash of diamonds she’s hiding. As Detective Cruz sets out to find her, the clues send him into the city’s seediest corners, from a Hollywood action star with a dirty little secret (James Van Der Beek), to an enterprising porn producer who takes a personal interest in his own work (Snoop Dogg), and a kinky waitress with an unusual fetish for particle physics (Autumn Reeser). Lexie proves to be as elusive as she is beautiful and Cruz becomes obsessed with finding her. With time running out, Cruz discovers the trail leads to reclusive billionaire (Sam Elliott), and his physicist (Jimmi Simpson), intent on recreating The Big Bang underneath the New Mexico desert. Tailed by a trio of cops also looking to find the missing diamonds, and with the body count piling up, Cruz soon realizes that what appeared to be a standard missing person’s case is anything but, and could quite possibly bring about the end of the world as we know it.