This October, Academy Award® Winner Benicio Del Toro will head to Australia to celebrate the release of SAVAGES following a promotional tour of US, UK and Europe.
The critically acclaimed actor stars alongside some of the planet’s hottest talent – Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch, Salma Hayek, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and John Travolta in the sizzling thriller based on Don Winslow’s best –selling novel that was named one of the New York Times’ Top 10 Books of 2010
Commencing the Australian tour in Sydney, Benicio Del Toro will complete interviews on Wednesday 10thOctober followed by a special screening in partnership with Event Cinemas, before heading to Melbourne where he will continue his promotional tour.
Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Taylor-Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry—raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.
When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon—with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)—wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and manoeuvres in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.