13 follows a young man who assumes another man’s identity, only to find himself caught in a horrifying world, in which a group of men all play a form of Russian roulette for others to gamble on.
First, the trailer actually looks pretty cool, so definitely watch it.
The young man in the story is named Sebastian, and he follows instructions left for another man. Sebastian is broke, and desperately needs cash. This seems to be his chance, but the chance is very slim. And if he doesn’t win, he dies.
The biggest chance I take is on scratch off tickets. My life is boring.
13 is a remake of the 2005 French film 13 Tzameti, which was written and directed by Gela Babluani, who is directing this version as well, although based on a screenplay by Gregory Pruss.
Limited release on November 4, 2011.
Jason Statham … Jasper
Alexander Skarsgård … Jack
Emmanuelle Chriqui … Aileen
Mickey Rourke … Jefferson
Michael Shannon … Henry
Ray Winstone … Ronald Lynn
50 Cent … Jimmy
Gaby Hoffmann … Clara
Sam Riley … Vince
David Zayas … Detective Larry Mullane
Ben Gazzara … Schlondorff
Daisy Tahan … Jenny
Chuck Zito … Ted
Ashlie Atkinson … Margot
Wayne Duvall … Mr. Taylor
Michael Berry Jr. … William
John Bedford Lloyd … Mark
Well, like I said above, the trailer looks pretty good, and while I generally think of Jason Statham as a stupid meat head, he has also been in a bunch of awesome Guy Ritchie films, and he’s actually not such a bad actor. Add in Mickey Rourke and Sam Winstone and there’s a pretty decent cast.
Of course, the great cast also includes 50 Cent, so this French filmmaker clearly doesn’t know much about actors who speak English.
I won’t predict a big box office, but I do think 13 is going to be good. I’m actually looking forward to 13 more than most films coming out for the rest of this year.