It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Blake Lively is one lucky lady, considering that in her new movie, the Oliver Stone film “Savages,” she romances not one but two hot dudes — yep, she dates both Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson and they’re all totally okay with it. But considering she also gets kidnapped and tortured by some crazy drug kingpins, it might not be completely accurate.
The first trailer for July’s anti-blockbuster was just released, and oh boy is this ever some popcorn flick counter-programming. The cast is impressive — John Travolta, Salma Hayek and Benicio Del Toro also star, just to name a few boldfaced names — and the film, which features pot growers Kitsch and Johnson trying to get back their mutual girlfriend after she’s kidnapped as retribution for a business deal, looks super intense.
Basically, Lively continues to break out of her Serena Van Der Woodsen shell — this is a way grittier, dramatic role than anything she’s done on TV. Think “The Town,” not “Gossip Girl.” Her promise in “The Town” was evident, so “Savages” could very well be her breakout movie as a serious actress. Check out the trailer — do you agree?