THE ART OF THE STEAL trailer & poster – Kurt Russell leads an ensemble cast in a heist caper

THE ART OF THE STEAL trailer & poster – Kurt Russell leads an ensemble cast in a heist caper


It’s been a little while since Kurt Russell has headlined a film, that is if you don’t count the sadly overlooked 2011 film TOUCHBACK which was more of a co-starring role. Heck, even Quentin Tarantino’s DEATH PROOF, which was also a supporting character, was back in 2007, and before that was POSEIDON (a remake of THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE) in 2006. I’m actually a little curious as to why Russell hasn’t been in more films for the past six years or so. Now that’s about to change, as he headline the ensemble cast in THE ART OF THE STEAL (not to be confused with the 2009 art theft documentary also titled THE ART OF THE STEAL), in which he plays Crunch Calhoun, a motorcycle daredevil and part-time thief who assembles a team to steal the most valuable book in the world. The other actors include Matt Dillon, Jay Baruchel, Katheryn Winnick, Jason Jones, Terence Stamp, Kenneth Welsh and the great Chris Diamantopoulos (who played Moe in THE THREE STOOGES movie). The trailer makes it look like an OCEAN’S ELEVEN-type of caper, and perhaps it is, but there’s an overly-clever attempt in the presentation that seems a little overconfident. I’ll reserve judgement until I see the finished product, but the presence of Kurt Russell alone is enough to get my box office dollars. Check out the poster above and trailer below and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

THE ART OF THE STEAL opens September 20, 2013

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.