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Smokin' Aces

Release Date: January 26, 2007

October 14, 2005
Garcia is Aces

Andy Garcia has joined the cast of director Joe Carnahan's Smokin' Aces. He'll star alongside Ryan Reynolds, Jeremy Piven, Alicia Keyes and Ben Affleck. The action comedy has an illusionist snitching on the mob, then chased by hitmen. Garcia will play an FBI director who is trying to keep the entertainer on hand long enough that he can testify.
Source: Variety

August 12, 2005
Carnahan is Smokin'

Joe Carnahan will return to the director's chair for the first time since Narc to direct his own screenplay, Smokin' Aces, for Universal Pictures. He is in the process of casting the drama and is in talks with Ryan Reynolds, Jeremy Piven and Alicia Keys to star. Ben Affleck would also have a small role. Reynolds would play an FBI agent who is supervising a manhunt for a stand-up comedian (Piven) who has made the decision to rat on the mob. He's supposed to be going into the protective custody, but goes off for a final binge at the casinos in Tahoe. In the process, a bunch of assassins begin to seek him out.
Source: Variety

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