After a couple of emails I decided to take a look at the official trailer to the upcoming film Saint John of Las Vegasstarring Steve Buscemi, Sarah Silverman, Romany Malco and Peter Dinklage.
I am glad I did because this movie is funny. I really enjoyed the trailer and laughed hard. Steve Buscemi has always been a favorite actor of mine. It’s good to see him in a starring role. More often than not he’s in a supporting role and gets killed off.
The movie opens in January 2010.
When his boss, Mr. Townsend (Peter Dinklage), asks John (Steve Buscemi) to accompany his top fraud debunker, Virgil (Romany Malco) on an investigationof a dubious car “accident” near Vegas, John sees an opportunity to get a promotion, though he’s concerned about returning to the gambling game. Before leaving he becomes involved with his eccentric co-worker Jill (Sarah Silverman), a dalliance that has the potential to become a real relationship.
Soon John is on the road with Virgil, where they encounter a series of offbeat characters, including a wheelchair-bound stripper (Emmanuelle Chriqui), a nude militant (Tim Blake Nelson), a park Ranger (Jesse Garcia), and a carnival human torch (John Cho). While Virgil is the supposed leader of the investigation, it’s John who begins to finally assert himself, pushing the case closer to a conclusion.