News: T.I. & Chris Brown's "Takers" Release Date Revealed

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 11:00AM

Written by Biz Jones

Rapper T.I. and R&B singer Chris Brown's movieTakers , which co-stars Idris Elba and Zoe Saldana, has been given a release date.

According to reports, the film will land in theaters this May.

The John Luessenhop-directed crime thriller, previously titled Bone Deep, revolves around a group of criminals who plan a major heist at a money depot, with two detectives hot on their trail. The film's producers, Tip "T.I." Harris and Brown, co-star alongside an all-star cast including Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Hayden Christensen and Zoe Saldana. Originally scheduled for February, Takers will now hit theaters on May 14. T.I. will be able to attend the premiere. (Rap-Up)

Last March, T.I. revealed the movie's title change from its original heading, Bone Deep.

"It's called Takers now," Tip told SOHH. "Well, you know there were mixed emotions about the title, Bone Deep. There were mixed reviews." (SOHH)

The decision to change the film's name reportedly came as a result of the original title's connotations.

The title itself, Bone Deep, has come under fire for it's sexual and pornographic connotations and will now officially change the name to Takers...not to be confused with the current hit action movie Taken. (Wooha)

The crime thriller will base its action around a large sum of money.

Takers is about a group of criminals who find their $20 million plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective (Dillon). Walker stars as the leader of the bank robbers; Christensen is a newbie detective. Written by Peter Allen and Gabriel Casseus, the film will be directed by John Luessenhop and arrive at theaters January 8, 2010. (IMDb)

Check out a trailer for the film down below:

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