Hi Bryan Here….
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read that headline over at Variety. Yes. There will be a prequel to ‘Jackie Brown’. The movie, titled ‘Switch’, will focus on the characters Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara once played by Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro in the Tarantino ‘Jackie Brown. This prequel will take place fifteen years prior to the events of the ‘Jackie Brown’ we know. And guess who will play a younger Ordell and Louis?
John Hakwes (Winter’s Bone/Contagion/Martha Marcy May Marlene/ Eastbound and Down) and Dante Terrell Smith will play Ordell and Louis. Who is Dante Terrell Smith you ask? Another name he goes by is Mos Def. “The film will follow career criminals Ordell and Louis as they team up to kidnap Mickey Dawson, the wife of a corrupt Detroit real estate developer. When the husband refuses to pay the ransom for his wife’s return, the ex-cons are forced to reconceive their plan, and the angry housewife uses the duo to get her revenge.”
All I can think of is that scene in ‘Jackie Brown’ where Ordell shoots Louis and tells him how awesome he used to be and how much fun they had. Hopefully we will get to see that. I don’t think Tarantino is involved in this project at this time.
This is AWESOME. Your thoughts?