Freefall Films will produce a new crime thriller entitled Girls, Guns & Gambling, set to begin filming July 6th. With a start date that close in sight, it’s a good thing some casting has been announced. So far, Gary Oldman, Christian Slater, and Dane Cook are on board to star. While the casting may seem like an odd combination, it might be a worthy match for the material. There’s little known about the plot right now, but the following synopsis has been provided:
“The story throws Elvis impersonators, Indians, modern cowboys, a 6-foot-tall blond assassin, a frat boy, a corrupt sheriff and a prostitute into a chase for a priceless American Indian artifact stolen during a poker game at an Indian casino.”
Slater is set to play a regular guy who becomes involved in an Elvis impersonation contest, Oldman will play the “mega-contender” of the contest, and Cook will play the sheriff. The film will be directed by Michael Winnick who previously worked on the 2007 thriller Shadow Puppets.
Sounds like one big, crazy story that could be a lot of fun… or a complete mess, I don’t know. Either way, I’m down for Gary Oldman doing an Elvis impersonation. (Actually, this kind of reminds me of 3000 Miles to Graceland, which I admittedly haven’t even seen. Am I way off?) As for the Dane Cook factor, I’m not the biggest fan of his film roles from what I’ve seen thus far. Hopefully he’ll branch out from his usual schtick – Slater too for that matter. We should hear more casting news in the coming weeks. I look forward to hearing about more eclectic choices.