The Big Bang (Antonio Banderas) - Preview
Preview by Jack Foley
THE Big Bang, a furiously paced neo-noir action-thriller, stars the legendary Antonio Banderas (Desperado, The Mask of Zorro) alongside an all-star cast, including William Fichtner (The Dark Knight, Prison Break) and Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong, Valkyrie).
Featuring cameo appearances from Snoop Dogg and James Van Der Beek, this stylish non-stop actioner is loaded with plot twists, corruption, murder and deceit to keep you on the edge of your seat right up to the explosive end…
Late one night, Los Angeles private investigator Ned Cruz (Banderas), gets a visit from a recently paroled Russian boxer Anton ‘The Pro’ Protopov (Robert Maillet). Anton wants Detective Cruz to find Lexie (Sienna Guillary), his missing girlfriend, and the $30m stash of diamonds she’s hiding, and he won’t take no for an answer.
As Detective Cruz sets out on a dangerous mission to find her, the clues send him into the city’s seediest corners, from a Hollywood action star (Van Der Beek) with a dirty little secret, to an enterprising porn producer Puss (Snoop Dogg), who takes a personal interest in his own work, and a kinky waitress with an unusual fetish for particle physics (Autumn Reeser).
Lexie proves to be as elusive as she is beautiful and Cruz becomes obsessed with finding her. With time running out, Cruz discovers the trail leads to reclusive billionaire (Sam Elliot), and his physicist (Jimmi Simpson), intent on recreating The Big Bang underneath the New Mexico desert.
Tailed by a trio of cops also looking to find the missing diamonds, and with the body count piling up, Cruz soon realizes that what appeared to be a standard missing persons case is anything but, and could quite possibly bring about the end of the world as we know it.
Written by Emmy® award-winner Erik Jendresen (Band of Brothers), directed and produced by Tony Krantz (Mulholland Drive, 24) and featuring the debut soundtrack from The Smiths’ legend Johnny Marr, The Big Bang is a relentless thrill ride from beginning to end.
The Big Bang is available on DVD & Blu-ray from March 12, 2012.
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