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.
Posted in: NewsPublished: September 8, 2013