Cassavetes, son of famed director/actor John, has racked up an impressive cast of hot up-and-coming talent to tell the story of Jesse James Hollywood, one of the youngest and most notorious drug dealers in history. Some of the "Alpha Dogs" and their female counterparts starring in the film include Emile Hirsch, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Foster, Vincent Kartheiser, Dominique Swain, super-hot Olivia Wilde and singer-turned-actor Justin Timberlake. Plus, Cassavetes has also somehow managed to snag several veteran actors to take key roles in the film as well, including Sharon Stone, Harry Dean Stanton and Mr. Live Free or Die Hard himself Bruce Willis.
I guess having the last name Cassavetes has its advantages because I can't remember a recent film, except maybe Sin City, that had a cast with such impressive talent and diversity as this film does. Unfortunately, even though Bruce Willis is in Alpha Dog, sadly Mickey Rourke is not. And, as much as I wanted to like Alpha Dog, the trailer left me wanting more. Maybe that opinion will change when the complete film hits theaters later this year or in early January (can they push this one back any further?). After all, I did like the director's other films, like The Notebook, so maybe Cassavetes and Alpha Dog will prove themselves yet. We'll see.
So, that's what I think. Now go look at the trailer and tell us what you think.