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Movie Preview: Alpha Dog


Justin Timberlake has come a long way from when he sported this curly blond 'do. (Can you believe this is the main photo on the star's IMDB page?!). His biggest acting project to date, Alpha Dog, comes out this Friday, and Timberlake is getting stellar reviews for his role.

Inspired by a true story, Emile Hirsch plays Johnny Truelove, a drug dealer in a privileged L.A. suburb who becomes one of the youngest men to ever be on the FBI's most-wanted list. He and his friends imitate what they believe to be the glamorous gangster lifestyle, and when Johnny's competitor Jake Marzursky (Ben Foster) cheats him out of a chunk of money, Johnny kidnaps Jake's younger brother, Zack (Anton Yelchin). A total of 38 people witness the three days during which Zack is Truelove's prisoner, but no one thinks to break up the party and notify the police.

Director Nick Cassavetes has a varied resume, having acted in Face/Off, written the screenplay for Blow, and directed The Notebook. I'm curious to see Timberlake show off his dramatic acting chops; we've already seen him take on comedy. But I'm just not sure the movie will be worth it. Watch the trailer and tell me what you think.

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