Saturday, June 21, 2008


Author: Marcus Dennis
Location: Cleveland, OH


Directed by David Fincher
Written by Christopher Nolan

Principal Cast:

Liev Schreiber-Tim Spencer/Grayson Spencer
Ethan Hawke-Reynolds
Peter Saarsgard-Leonard Wagner
Michael Madsen-The Man
Ben Foster-Jake Grimace
Vincent D’Onofrio-West Lecky
Amanda Plummer-Pearl

Tagline: "Question everything"

Synopsis: Tim Spencer (Liev Schreiber), a successful attorney, has his life turned upside down when he is forced to disguise himself as his skinhead twin brother, Grayson Spencer (Liev Schreiber) and go undercover for the FBI. The confusion starts when he is attacked by skinheads and is wanted for crimes that he did not commit. With Grayson escaped from prison, Tim must prove that he is not who he appears to be.

What the press would say:

Brilliant thriller. Writer Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, Memento, Insomnia) & Director David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en, The Game) combine their unique styles and create an excellent film. Liev Schreiber does a great job as the lawyer turned skinhead. The brilliance of the script is that we only see Schreiber play Grayson Spencer in two scenes, and in those scenes, he commands the room. He controls this vehicle with his great performance. Other characters pop in & out the film the entire time so the supporting characters are truly supporting. Ethan Hawke gives a good performance as the CIA agent Reynolds. Peter Saarsgard is great as usual in his small role as Schreiber’s business partner. Michael Madsen gives a good performance in the time allotted as the mob boss, The Man. Ben Foster proves he can hold his own on the same screen as great actors with this performance as a beginning skinhead who idolizes Grayson Spencer. Unlike his great performance in Hostage, he is in the same room with the main character and he and Schreiber’s chemistry is great. The editing is similar to a Michael bay film and it fits the style of the film. I expect nominations when Awards season comes.

Best Director-David Fincher
Best Original Screenplay-Christopher Nolan
Best Actor-Liev Schreiber
Best Editing

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