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Ed Norton Does Low Rent Prison Thug; Milla Jovovich Does DeNiro

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 22, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 22, 2010 |

Stone, starring Robert DeNiro, Milla Jovovich, and Edward Norton, is about a convicted arsonist (Norton) who uses his wife (Jovovich) to seduce his parole officer (DeNiro) into securing Norton an early release, only to then play some sort of psychological game with Norton.

Norton can do low-rent prison thug as well as anyone (see American History X), but I’m not really buying into this particular character (at least, based on the trailer), unless the Norton character turns out to be something he’s not: Like an intelligent dude pretending to be a low-rent prison thug. But hey: DeNiro and Jovovich bang uglies, so if that jiggles the rocks, then maybe this is your thing. It does come from John Curran, who directed the exemplary We Don’t Live Here Anymore, so I’m hoping there’s a lot more to this movie than the trailer portends. Of course, the last time that Norton and DeNiro got together, we got a fairly weak and uninspired heist movie called The Score.

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