ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
has the money has the power.”
can a man whose damaged mind can’t
remember how to make dinner put the screws to a ruthless gang
of bank robbers? From writer/director Scott Frank (OUT OF SIGHT)
comes THE LOOKOUT, an inventive and moving new riff on the
crime thriller with a most unusual person at its center: Chris
Pratt (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a night janitor who, in the wake
of a traumatic car accident, suffers from a leaky memory and
an unreliable sense of self that makes even everyday situations
challenging . . . and changes everything when he finds himself
swept up in a bold, multimillion dollar bank heist.
Frank’s captivating tale revolves not only around the
crime but around the alternately heartbreaking and exhilarating
re-emergence of Chris Pratt, who was once a Golden Boy athletic
hero in his small midwestern town. Chris had it all – a
beautiful girlfriend, a well-heeled family and a shining future.
But after a serious accident, Chris has found himself in a strange
new world where the most basic things seem to fall through holes
in his memory and nothing quite makes sense. Unable to make it
on his own, he lives with his mentor in navigating this surreal
life – the wisecracking, fiercely independent blind man,
Lewis (Jeff Daniels). For a job, Chris sweeps the floor at the
bank, waiting for his halted life to come unstuck.
suddenly shift when he meets Gary Spargo (Matthew Goode), an
old school acquaintance and street philosopher who begins to
revive Chris’ shattered confidence, even helping him
find a girlfriend – albeit a stripper named Luvlee Lemons
(Isla Fisher). But Gary has bigger plans, and when he recruits
Chris into his grand plan to rob the bank where he works, Chris
appears to be in way over his damaged head.
the bank heist unravels into chaos, both Chris’ uncertain
future and even more importantly Lewis’ survival are on
the line. Now, it is up to this young outcast who can’t
always think straight to figure out how to outwit and take down
his manipulators . . . his own way.
with riveting performances, THE LOOKOUT marks the directorial
debut of Scott Frank, the Oscar®-nominated writer of the
acclaimed crime drama OUT OF SIGHT (based on the Elmore Leonard
novel), whose credits also include LITTLE MAN TATE, GET SHORTY,
MINORITY REPORT and THE INTERPRETER. The producers are Walter
F. Parkes, Laurence Mark, Roger Birnbaum, and Gary Barber; the
executive producers are Laurie MacDonald, Becki Cross Trujillo,
and Jonathan Glickman. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“3rd
Rock From the Sun”), Jeff Daniels (THE SQUID AND THE WHALE),
Matthew Goode (MATCH POINT), Isla Fisher (WEDDING CRASHERS) and
Carla Gugino (NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM).
behind-the-scenes talent includes cinematographer Alar Kivilo
(A SIMPLE PLAN, THE ICE HARVEST), editor Jill Savitt (REVELATIONS,
STIR OF ECHOES), production designer David Brisbin (THE EXORCISM
OF EMILY ROSE), costume designer Abram Waterhouse (“Category
6: Day of Destruction”) and six-time Academy Award®-nominated
composer James Newton Howard (BLOOD DIAMOND).
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