Simon West's SALTY Peppers Its Cast With Antonio Banderas To Lead
As lackluster as most of The Expendables 3 felt back in 2014, the film had some delightful moments worth basking in, namely the parts with actor Antonio Banderas playing an aging mercenary going through a midlife crisis. He continues to leave a presence for me long after my first viewing of him in the 90’s sequelizing the title role of El Mariachi in Desperado and I’m glad to see him sticking around.
Billed as “The Hangover-meets-Spinal Tap” and adapted from the novel by Mark Haskell Smith – the story will see Banderas star as Turk Henry, a bassist for a recently split mega-platinum band who takes his pampered wife on an exotic luxury holiday to Chile only for her to be snatched by a group of renegade ship-less buccaneers trying to raise money to buy a boat. Despite having never organized anything more challenging than a club sandwich from room service, Turk embarks on a rescue mission, navigating the back alleys of Santiago through to the jungles of South America.
“I’m going to shoot Salty in a style that will exude energy, fun and glamor with elaborate and exciting action sequences very much in the vein of my previous films. With Antonio on board, it’s going to be a phenomenal picture.”
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