I’m really curious why this is going to VOD first, it has a top notch cast, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington, and Ryan Kwanten. It’s directed by the very talented Daniel Alfredson (the Swedish version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”).
The state of film goers being what it is, I’m sure has a lot to do with decision to release it on VOD first. What ever the reason, I’m looking forward to this.
Hopkins is always good; Sturgess has shown a lot of promise, as has Worthington. Both have made some missteps certainly.
Let me know what you guys think in the comments below!
Directed by Daniel Alfredson
Screenplay by William Brookfield
Starring Anthony Hopkins, Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten
Alchemy will release KIDNAPPING MR. HEINEKEN on iTunes/VOD and in theaters March 6, 2015.
In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off the crime of the century: kidnapping one of the richest men in the world, the heir of the Heineken beer empire (Anthony Hopkins). The shocking capture–by gunpoint in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam–resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for a kidnapped individual. It was truly the perfect crime…until they got away with it. Based on a true story, KIDNAPPING MR. HEINEKEN also stars Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess and Ryan Kwanten.