In The Big Bang Antonio Banderas stars as a private dick trying to find a missing woman in a world filled with violence and dutch angles. Sin City might be an unfair comparison- there’s no green screen work here- but as a colorful noir with just a hint of the supernatural it certainly seems familiar.
The film seems like it came out of nowhere, so here’s the official synopsis.
Late one night, Los Angeles private investigator, Ned Cruz (Antonio Banderas) gets a visit from a recently paroled Russian boxer with an intriguing job offer: find Lexie, his missing girlfriend—and the 30-million dollar stash of diamonds she’s hiding. As Detective Cruz sets out to find her, the clues send him into the city’s seediest corners, from a Hollywood action star with a dirty little secret (James Van Der Beek), to an enterprising porn producer who takes a personal interest in his own work (Snoop Dogg), and a kinky waitress with an unusual fetish for particle physics (Autumn Reeser). Lexie proves to be as elusive as she is beautiful and Cruz becomes obsessed with finding her. With time running out, Cruz discovers the trail leads to reclusive billionaire (Sam Elliott), and his physicist (Jimmi Simpson), intent on recreating The Big Bang underneath the New Mexico desert. Tailed by a trio of cops also looking to find the missing diamonds, and with the body count piling up, Cruz soon realizes that what appeared to be a standard missing person’s case is anything but, and could quite possibly bring about the end of the world as we know it.
The Big Bang director Tony Krantz was the producer of 24 and Mulholland Drive, but more importantly he’s the director behind Sublime and Otis, two of Warner Bros’ surprisingly good Raw Feed DTV series. This certainly looks like it has the potential to be another fun flick. Check out the trailer below and marvel at the cast.
Anchor Bay is releasing The Big Bang on May 13th in a limited run.