12 September 2014

Opens today: "The Drop"

Hey, remember "Mystic River" and "Gone Baby Gone"? Dennis Lehane's work returns to the big screen today with "The Drop," by Belgian director Michael Roskam (Academy Award nominee, Best Foreign Film 2012 -- lost to "A Separation") with a cowriting credit for Lehane himself. The plot concerns a local bartender who gets mixed up with the Mafia, but the movie will probably get most of its notice from its costar, the late great James Gandolfini. (Not to diminish his work, but I'm also looking forward to seeing Noomi Rapace, who played Lisbeth Salander in the original GIRL WITH A DRAGON TATTOO adaptation, in an English-speaking role.)

Have you read THE DROP? Are you going to see this movie or skip it?

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