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Daniel Schechter’s LIFE OF CRIME

The Toronto International Film Festival will close with the world premiere of Daniel Schechter’s sly crime story LIFE OF CRIME. Based on Elmore Leonard’s novel The Switch, the closing night Gala features a stellar cast including Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, yasiin bey (a.k.a. Mos Def), Isla Fisher, Will Forte, Mark Boone Jr, and Tim Robbins.

“Life of Crime is a whip-smart story of a ransom, double-crosses and a marriage going south,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. “It also introduces us to the film’s protagonists Ordell and Louis as young men. These are the same hoods that Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro played in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, which was an adaptation of Leonard’s novel Rum Punch.”

Life of Crime trails Louis and Ordell (Hawkes and bey) — two common criminals in 1970s Detroit — who kidnap the wife (Aniston) of a corrupt real estate developer (Robbins) and hold her for ransom.

The 38th Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 to 15, 2013.

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