Jackie Brown Prequel a Go, To Star John Hawkes

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Although Quentin Tarantino will not be involved, a prequel to his film Jackie Brown is in the works. The film is called Switch, and it is on its way. The film will be based on the Elmore Leonard novel of the same name. Leonard crafted the Jackie Brown prequel and the source material is unmatched as the novelist is a wizard with words.

John Hawkes Picture

The Switch landscape is 15 years prior to that of Rum Punch (the novel that Jackie Brown was based on). The film follows Louis Gara, the career criminal played by Robert De Niro in the Tarantino film.

The casting of John Hawkes as Gara is the stuff of brilliance. Is it us, or could he easily pass for a younger De Niro?

The Samuel L. Jackson character of Ordell Robbie will also be in the prequel, and casting of that role has gone to Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def.

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Jackie Brown Quotes

Ordell Robbie: Damn girl, you gettin' high already? It's only 2 o'clock in the afternoon. I get my shit done for the day, then I get high. And besides, getting high and watching TV will rob you of your ambition!
Melanie: Not if your ambition is to get high and watch TV...

Louis: Who's that?
Ordell Robbie: That's Beaumont.
Louis: Who's Beaumont?
Ordell Robbie: An employee I had to let go.
Louis: What'd he do?
Ordell Robbie: He put himself in a position where he was going to have to do ten years in prison, that's what he did. And if you know Beaumont, you know ain't no god damn way he can do ten years. And if you know that, then you know Beaumont's gonna do anything Beaumont can to keep from doing them ten years, including telling the federal government any and every motherfucking thing about my black ass. Now that my friend is a clear cut case of him or me. And you best believe it ain't gonna be me.