You’re born, you take shit. You get out into the world, you take more shit. You climb a little higher, you take less shit. Till one day you’re up in the rarefied atmosphere and you’ve forgotten what shit even looks like. Welcome to the LAYER CAKE son. (Otherwise known as the social strata of the British criminal underworld).
LAYER CAKE, a 2004 English crime thriller, was originally slated to be directed by GUY RITCHIE, scheduling conflicts dropped it into the hands of MATTHEW VAUGHN, (X-MEN:FIRST CLASS, KICK-ASS, SNATCH) in his brilliant directorial debut.
JJ CONNOLLY, adapts his original book into a screenplay, starring: DANIEL CRAIG, (in the role that landed him the JAMES BOND), MICHAEL GAMBSON, GEORGE HARRIS, COLM MEANEY and SIENNA MILLER – displaying all the sex appeal that made her a star.
DANIEL CRAIG plays XXXX, “I’m a businessman, not a gangster”, whose commodity just happens to be cocaine. It’s his last deal, the one that will score him a fortune before his early retirement – not so fast XXXX. When his powerful head supplier, (KENNETH CRANHAM), forces him to locate Charlie, the drug addicted girlfriend of his most powerful client who has fled rehab with her loose cannon drug addicted boyfriend.
Throw in the purchase of 1 million tablets of Ecstacy, stolen from Serbian War criminals, an idiot nephew and his girlfriend, (SIENNA MILLER), a ruthless hitman, Scotland yard, and a severed head in a cooler, and you’ve got LAYER CAKE.
A cult classic with a great soundtrack featuring, DURAN,DURAN, LISA GERRARD, and JOE COCKER among others.
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Planning to retire and begin a new life, Mr. X (Daniel Craig, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), a successful West End drug dealer, has been asked for one last favor: to negotiate the sale of one million hitsof Ecstasy. Unfortunately for Mr. X, the pills were stolen from a Serbian drug lord who'll cut offhis head if he sells them. And with a London crime czar (Michael Gambon, Open Range & The Insider)promising to retire him permanently if he doesn't, Mr. X may be rightfully concerned about his future. Nothing worth losing his head over.