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The King of Cool, Don Winslow

BY Nick Schou | July 12, 2012

Fuck Taco Bell.
This is what Don Winslow is probably thinking as he stands in line at the Taco Bell at 699 S. Coast Hwy. in Laguna Beach. It's a Tuesday morning in late June, and there's a photographer nearby snapping pictures of Winslow. The fat guy working the cash register is giving him the stink-eye, and the restaurant manager is waving his arms in the air.
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In Sleazy Era, Writer Found His Subjects

BY Charles McGrath | The New York Times | June 24, 2012

Don Winslow, whose book “The Kings of Cool” just came out, is a rarity among writers of crime fiction: He doesn’t just make it up. For years he was a private investigator, and he used to read writers like Chandler, Hammett and Elmore Leonard while sitting in his car on stakeouts. Eventually he worked his way up to high-profile arson cases in California (the background for his 1999 novel “California Fire and Life”), but he got his start in Times Square in the late ’70s, when, he likes to say, “the whole place was a glittering river of theft.” Read more


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Savages Trailer - In theaters July 6




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Sexy Drug Dealers Have Parents, Too
"'The Kings of Cool' by Don Winslow

BY JANET MASLIN | JUNE 17, 2012

It was not possible to finish Don Winslow’s lean, mean, piercingly funny 2010 “Savages” without wanting more. But there was a problem. By the time Mr. Winslow finished his tale about three dope-dealing Laguna Beach hipsters — two guys and a girl: Ben, Chon and O — they were floating out to sea on God’s great cosmic surfboard. None of them was available for an encore. Read more


UNIVERSAL MOVES OLIVER STONE'S 'SAVAGES' FROM FALL TO JULY 6 OPENING

BY MIKE FLEMING | JANUARY 31, 2012

Looks like Universal Pictures smells a summer hit in Savages, the Oliver Stone-directed adaptation of the bestselling Don Winslow novel. After screening a cut late last week, the studio has moved the film up to a July 6 slot. It had been scheduled to be released September 28. That puts it right in the heat of the summer with a shot at counter-programming against the tentpoles. Read more


OLIVER STONE'S 'SAVAGES' HOT ENOUGH FOR SUMMER

BY PAMELA MCCLINTOCK, TODD GILCHRIST | JANUARY 31, 2012

Universal moves up the release of the R-rated crime-drama--starring Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson--from Sept. 28 to July 6. Read more


WARNER BROTHER AQUIRES POST-WWII DON WINSLOW NOVEL 'SATORI' FOR LEONARDO DICAPRIO

BY MIKE FLEMING | OCTOBER 3, 2011

Warner Bros has acquired the Don Winslow bestselling novel Satori and will develop it as a star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio to play a Westerner, raised in Japan and taught an assassin’s skills, who gets caught up in the chaos of post-WWII as the U.S., Soviet Union, France and China maneuver for power in Southeast Asia in the early 1950s. Shane Salerno will write the script with Winslow, and John Lesher’s Grisdi Productions and DiCaprio’s Appian Way partner Jennifer Killoran are producing. Read more


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John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Blake Lively Join 'Savages' Cast

By Mike Fleming | April 21, 2011

Oliver Stone is putting together a killer cast for Savages, the drama based on Don Winslow’s bestselling novel. Stone is arranging a Pulp Fiction reunion of John Travolta and Uma Thurman, as the two actors are in talks to join the ensemble cast. Also joining is is The Town’s Blake Lively, who beat out a group of young actresses to play the role of O. Travolta will play Dennis, a burned out DEA agent, and Thurman will play O’s mom, Paqu. Read more


TOLDJA! Universal Nearing 'Savages' Deal

By Mike Fleming | March 28, 2011

Despite the laughable claim of exclusivity just now by another outlet, I can report that Deadline’s March 19 scoop about Oliver Stone's Savages heading to Universal is getting closer, but it's not closed yet. They are now in exclusive negotiations, but they are still ironing out details. Still, as Deadline told you, Universal will be the distributor when all is done. Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch and Benicio Del Toro are set to star in the adaptation of the Don Winslow bestseller, with a script by Shane Salerno and the author. Salma Hayek is also in talks. Read more


Satori Book Trailer

From Hachette Book Group

Trevanian's Shibumi was a landmark bestseller, and one of the classic thrillers of the 20th century — now Don Winslow returns with the prequel, SATORI. Watch the book trailer below:



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