Release Date: November 4, 2011 (limited)
Studio: Anchor Bay Films
Director: Dito Montiel
Screenwriter: Dito Montiel
Starring: Channing Tatum, Tracy Morgan, Katie Holmes
MPAA Rating: Rated R
CHANNING TATUM is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors, establishing himself among Hollywood’s next generation of leading men. With The Son Of No One, Tatum teams up with writer-director Dito Montiel for their third film together, following the critically acclaimed A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints and Fighting.
Most recently, Tatum starred in four films scheduled for release in 2011. In The Dilemma, Tatum starred opposite Kevin James, Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Connelly and Winona Ryder. Ron Howard directed the comedy about a man who discovers that his best friend’s wife is having an affair. The movie was produced by Brian Grazer and Vince Vaughn.
Tatum also starred in the forthcoming Roman epic adventure, The Eagle of the Ninth, directed by Academy Award® winner Kevin Macdonald and produced by Duncan Kenworthy. Also starring in the film are Jamie Bell (Defiance, Jumper) and Donald Sutherland.
Tatum also had a starring role in Steven Soderbergh’s forthcoming Haywire (formerly known as Knockout). In this spy thriller Tatum starred opposite Gina Carano, Dennis Quaid, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas and Antonio Banderas.
Tatum’s fourth upcoming film is The Vow, in which he starred opposite Rachel McAdams. The story revolves around the real-life story of New Mexico newlyweds who are involved in a car crash. The wife slips into a coma and is cared for by her devoted husband. When she comes to, without any memory of her husband or their marriage, he attempts to win her again. The film was directed by Michael Sucsy and produced by Spyglass.
He was most recently seen starring opposite Amanda Seyfried in the box office hit, Dear John, based on the adaptation of the Nicolas Sparks (The Notebook) bestseller. He plays a soldier on leave from the army when me meets and falls in love with a young woman (Seyfried). Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules, Chocolat) directed the adapted script by Jamie Linden.
In August 2009, Tatum was seen in the box office hit, G.I. Joe, directed by Stephen Sommers. Tatum starred opposite Sienna Miller, Marlon Wayans, and Dennis Quaid.
In April 2009, he starred opposite Terrence Howard in Fighting, the second film Tatum and Montiel made together. Tatum starred as Sean Arthur, a young man struggling to survive on the streets of New York when he is discovered by a veteran street hustler (Howard) and lured into a dangerous world of underground street fighting.
In March 2006, Tatum starred in the searing drama, Stop/Loss for critically acclaimed director Kimberly Pierce (Boys Don’t Cry) and producer Scott Rudin. Also, in 2006, he received an Independent Spirit nomination and a Gotham nomination for his powerful role in the independent film, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, which won the Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Performance, as well as the dramatic directing award for Montiel, at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The film was written and directed by Montiel, based on his 2003 memoir of the same title and was Tatum’s and Montiel’s first collaboration.
This powerful coming-of-age drama takes place in 1980s Astoria, Queens and follows Montiel’s impoverished and violent life from his youth (portrayed by Shia LaBeouf) to adulthood (portrayed by Robert Downey, Jr.). His father is played by Chazz Palminteri and Tatum plays the role of Antonio, Dito’s best friend. Newsday called Tatum’s performance “charismatic,” with Daily Variety going on to say that “Tatum creates a powerful study of a self-destructive street guy trapped with no good options.” Rolling Stone stated, “Keep your eyes on newcomer Channing Tatum as Dito’s loose-cannon friend, Antonio. Shirtless and oozing physical and sexual threat, Tatum stalks his turf like Brando in Streetcar.” The Boston Herald referred to his performance as “Robert De Niro-esque” and The New York Times wrote “Mr. Tatum, who has the bullish physicality of a young Brando, is an electrifying actor, and I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot more of him after this breakout performance.”
In March 2006, Tatum starred opposite Amanda Bynes in She’s the Man, directed by Andy Flickman and produced by Lauren Shuler Donner. Later that year, Tatum starred in the box office hit, Step Up, directed by Anne Fletcher and produced by Adam Shankman. The film centers around Tyler Gage, played by Tatum, a street smart juvenile delinquent who gets sentenced to community service at a high school for the performing arts.
Tatum was born in Alabama and grew up in Florida.
An actress who has showcased her ability to play a wide spectrum of diversified roles, KATIE HOLMES has appeared in several notable films, ranging from the action blockbuster Batman Begins, directed by Christopher Nolan, to critically acclaimed art house pictures such as Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm and Peter Hedges’ Pieces of April. Holmes will next star in the forthcoming Adam Sandler comedy Jack and Jill for Sony Pictures on November 11th. Most recently, Holmes appeared opposite Guy Pearce in the Guillermo Del Toro produced thriller Don’t Be Afraid of The Dark. She also starred in and executive produced writer/director Galt Niederhoffer’s The Romantics, an ensemble romantic drama with Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel, Malin Akerman, Candice Bergen, and Elijah Wood. In addition, she starred in Shari Springer Berman’s and Robert Pulcini’s The Extra Man opposite John C. Reilly, Kevin Kline and Paul Dano. Earlier this year, Holmes starred in “The Kennedys” as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy opposite Greg Kinnear as President John F. Kennedy. The miniseries chronicled the story of the most fabled political family in American history and garnered 10 Emmy® nominations including ‘Outstanding Miniseries.’
Holmes has worked with some of Hollywood’s most prominent and talented directors. Her credits include Curtis Hanson’s Wonder Boys, Jason Reitman’s Thank You for Smoking, Sam Raimi’s The Gift, Stephen Gaghan’s Abandon, Doug Liman’s Go, Joel Schumacher’s Phone Booth, Keith Gordon’s The Singing Detective, Forest Whitaker’s First Daughter, Kevin Williamson’s Teaching Mrs. Tingle and David Nutter’s Disturbing Behavior. In 2008 she made her Broadway debut in Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” opposite John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest and Patrick Wilson. Her portrayal of Ann garnered glowing reviews and established her as an accomplished actress on both screen and stage. In 1996 Holmes landed the role of Libbets Casey, opposite Tobey Maguire and Sigourney Weaver in Ang Lee’s award-winning drama The Ice Storm. A year later she was cast as Joey Potter on the WB TV series “Dawson’s Creek,” opposite James Van Der Beek and Michelle Williams. The show quickly became the highest-rated series on the WB network throughout its six season run. In 2009, Holmes co-founded the Dizzy Feet Foundation, a non-profit organization which aims to help underprivileged youth realize their dream of becoming professional dancers and works to support, improve, and increase access to dance education in the United States. Her co-founders include director Adam Shankman, producer Nigel Lythgoe, "Dancing with the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba, business manager Mike Thompson, and attorney, Mona Metwalli. Holmes’ work with the foundation was recognized at Variety’s 2010 Power of Women event where she was honored alongside a select group of Hollywood’s most philanthropically impactful women.
TRACY MORGAN is currently starring on NBC’s Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning “30 Rock,” in which he appears opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as Tracy Jordan, the unpredictable star of Lemon’s (Fey’s) hit variety show, ‘TGS with Tracy Jordan.’ In 2009, Morgan received his first Emmy® nomination for this role, in the Supporting Actor category. For the past three years Morgan has also been nominated for a Supporting Actor NAACP Image Award. In 2008, the “30 Rock” cast won the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.” Morgan recently wrapped production on Presdisposed, which he stars in alongside Melissa Leo and Jesse Eisenberg. The film will be released in 2012.
2010 was another busy year for Morgan. First up was Kevin Smith’s Cop Out, a feature film in which he starred with Bruce Willis. The film centers around two cops given the grim tasks of locating a stolen baseball card to pay for a wedding, rescuing a kidnapped woman, and combating gangsters whose main goals are laundering money and elevating the death count in Brooklyn. In April, Morgan starred in the comedy Death at a Funeral, a remake of the 2007 British movie of the same name, which also featured Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Zoe Saldana and Danny Glover. He also had a starring role in the independent romantic comedy Nailed, opposite Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal, directed by David O. Russell.
In 2009 Morgan made his animation debut, lending his voice for producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s G-Force, a combination live action/CG film. Morgan starred as Blaster, one of the highly trained secret agent guinea pigs dispatched to save the world. The film opened number one at the US box office and was celebrated by audiences worldwide. More recently, Morgan lent his voice to the animated adventure film, Rio, about a domesticated macaw that travels down to Rio De Janeiro.
Another milestone for Morgan was reached in 2009 with the release of his first book, a compilation of studied anecdotes and some of the more serious moments that shaped him and his career, entitled I Am The New Black. He also headlined the famed “New York Comedy Festival,” which featured acclaimed comedians including Bill Maher, Andy Samberg, and Patton Oswalt. Morgan rounded out his list of great comedic achievements with the premiere of his first HBO Special, “Black & Blue.”
As a stand-up comic who has headlined across the country, Morgan was first introduced to television audiences in his role as Hustle Man on Fox’s hit comedy series “Martin.” He went on to join NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” in 1996 where he appeared for seven seasons and created such memorable characters as Astronaut Jones and Brian Fellows. After leaving SNL, he went on to star in his own comedy series, NBC’s “The Tracy Morgan Show” and voice “Spoonie Luv” on Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers.”
Additional film credits include Superhero Movie; First Sunday (in which he starred opposite Ice Cube and Katt Williams); The Longest Yard (in which he starred opposite Adam Sandler); three films for the Wayans Brothers; as well as the films Little Man, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Head of State.
Raised in a family of artists (her mother was an actress and her father a sculptor), JULIETTE BINOCHE began taking acting lessons from her mother at a very young age. After performing in several stage productions, she was propelled into the world of Godard (Hail Mary, 1984), Doillon (Family Life, 1984) and Téchiné (Rendez-vous, 1985). She met director Leos Carax in 1986 on the set of Bad Blood and became romantically involved with him. She began work on his The Lovers on the Bridge, a love story involving two vagabonds. The film was beset by problems and took three years to finish. The completion of the film marked the end of their relationship.
Binoche’s unabashed ability to portray any character, willingness to try new genres and ability to use many degrees of her own personality in performances is why she remains one of the world’s favorite actresses.
Her strong and sensual performances in the English-language films The Unbearable Likeness of Being (1987), directed by Philip Kaufman and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, and Damage (1992), directed by Louis Malle and starring Jeremy Irons, inspired Hollywood to take an interest in her. Affectionately called "La Binoche" by the French press, she also piqued the interest of Steven Spielberg, who offered her the role of Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park. She declined the offer, choosing instead to join Krzysztof Kieslowski on the set of Blue (1993), a performance for which she won the César for Best Actress.
She shines as a romantic heroine in Jean-Paul Rappeneau's The Horseman on the Roof (1995) and Anthony Minghella's The English Patient (1997), for which she was awarded an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actress, thirty-seven years after Simone Signoret, the first French actress to win an Academy Award®. Binoche was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Actress three years later for her performance in Lasse Hallström's romantic comedy Chocolat, starring Johnny Depp.
In 2000, Juliette made her Broadway debut in Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal” for which she was nominated for a Tony Award.
More recently, she starred in Paris, Je T’Aime (section directed by Nobuhiro Suwa), Peter Hedges’ Dan in Real Life, Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Flight of the Red Baloon , and Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy.
Juliette Binoche is also a spokesperson for Lancome’s Rénergie skin care line.
AL PACINO is an eight-time Academy Award® nominee. After having received Best Actor nominations for And Justice for All, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon and Serpico (which also earned him a Golden Globe® Award), Pacino won an Oscar® for Best Actor for his performance in Scent of a Woman (for which he also won a Golden Globe® Award). He received three Oscar® nominations as Best Supporting Actor for his roles in The Godfather, Dick Tracy and Glengarry Glen Ross. He won an Emmy® and a Golden Globe® for his portrayal of Roy Cohn in HBO’s award-winning adaptation of Angels in America. Most recently, he won a second Emmy® for his portrayal of Dr. Jack Kevorkian in You Don’t Know Jack, also for HBO.
Among Pacino’s more than forty feature film credits are Righteous Kill, 88 Minutes, Ocean’s 13, Two for the Money, The Merchant of Venice, Insomnia, Simone, The Insider, Any Given Sunday, Donnie Brasco, The Devil’s Advocate, Two Bits, Heat, City Hall, Carlito’s Way, People I Know, The Recruit, Scarface, Author! Author!, Bobby Deerfield and Scarecrow. He made his film debut in 1971 in The Panic in Needle Park.
Pacino made his professional acting debut off-Broadway after studying with Herbert Berghof (and later with Lee Strasberg) at the Actor’s Studio. He has won two Tony Awards for his starring roles in “The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel” and “Does A Tiger Wear A Necktie?” He is a longtime member of David Wheeler’s Experimental Theatre Company of Boston, and has appeared in numerous New York, London, and Los Angeles stage productions including, “American Buffalo,” “Richard III,” “Julius Caesar,” “Salome,” “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui,” “Chinese Coffee” and “Hughie.” He directed and starred in the film Looking for Richard, a meditation on Shakespeare’s Richard III, which Pacino conceived and directed (and for which he received the Outstanding Directorial Achievement for a documentary award from the Director’s Guild of America.)
In 2007, 20th Century Fox released An Actor’s Vision, a four-DVD set including Looking for Richard and two other plays Pacino directed for the screen, Chinese Coffee and The Local Stigmatic, along with Babbleonia, an overview of Pacino’s career, his body of work and his perspectives on acting.
Pacino won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Independent Feature Project (IFP) at their 1996 Gotham Awards. In 2000, he was honored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. In addition, he received the Cecil B. De Mille Award by the Hollywood Foreign Press in 2001 and the American Cinematheque Award in 2005. In June of 2007, he received AFI’s highest honor for a career in film, the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.
Pacino recently directed an independent documentary based on Oscar Wilde’s Salome, entitled Wilde Salome. This mixture of documentary, fiction and improvisation is based on behind-the-scenes footage from his stage show. He is currently starring in the Broadway production of “Merchant of Venice.”
Pacino will be seen next in Sony Pictures’ Jack and Jill with Adam Sandler, which is scheduled for release in November.
With a critically-acclaimed career beginning with his Golden Globe® nominated performance in Jonathan Demme’s Something Wild, RAY LIOTTA has become one of America’s most iconic actors, and perhaps is best known for his performance as mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorcese’s Goodfellas. Liotta continued to create memorable characters in films like the Oscar® nominated Field of Dreams with Kevin Costner, James Mangold’s Copland alongside Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel, and Joe Carnahan’s NARC for which he received a Spirit Award nomination for Best Acting. Other notable films include Hannibal opposite Anthony Hopkins for director Ridley Scott, Heartbreakers with Sigourney Weaver, and Blow opposite Johnny Depp. He was most recently seen in Date Night opposite Tina Fey and Steve Carell and Observe and Report opposite Seth Rogen.
A versatile actor in television as well, Liotta portrayed Frank Sinatra in the HBO movie “The Rat Pack” for which he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award, as well as winning an Emmy® for his guest performance in the one of the highest rated episodes of NBC’s long running series ER. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Cast (in credits order)
Al Pacino ... Detective Charles Stanford
Channing Tatum ... Jonathan 'Milk' White
James Ransone ... Officer Thomas Prudenti
Ray Liotta ... Captain Marion Mathers
Katie Holmes ... Kerry White
Ursula Parker ... Charolette 'Charlie' White
Brian Gilbert ... Young Vinnie (Carter)
Tracy Morgan ... Vincent Carter (Adult)
Jake Cherry ... Jonathan 'Milk' White (Young)
Simone Joy Jones ... Young Vicky (as Simone Jones)
Juliette Binoche ... Loren Bridges
Lemon ... Geronimo (as Lemon Anderson)
Roger Guenveur Smith ... Hanky
Michael Rivera ... Dominican Nada Puerto Rican
Sean Cregan ... Martinez
Karen Christie-Ward ... Olive Oil
Peter Anthony Tambakis ... Dispatcher Numnuts (as Peter Tambakis)
Marilyn Dobrin ... Grandma White
Decorte Snipes ... Adult Vicky
Craig Walker ... Other Cop
Johnnie Mae ... Vinny's Mother
Oberon K.A. Adjepong ... Vinny's Mother's Boyfriend
Malik Cherry ... Kid #1
Tevon Flemming ... Kid #2
Tony Vasquez ... Hector J. Uhuyes
Pat Kiernan ... News Reporter #1
Gisella Marengo ... News Reporter #2
Ralph Rodriguez ... Sientate Rodriguez
George James ... Grandpa
Rev. Paul Bearer ... Officer Pregnant Bitch (as Paul 'The Reverend' Poplawski)
Michelle Wanum ... News Reporter Walnum (voice)
Iesha Richardson ... Top Floor Iesha
Dito Montiel ... Vomit Bum