Italian robbery: why was Edward Norton forced to play in this film?

On the occasion of the broadcast of the film Italian robbery Saturday June 18, 2022, from 5:15 p.m. on RTL9, Télé Star reveals to you why Edward Norton was forced to play in this feature film.

Released in cinemas in 2003, the movie called The Italian Job, worn by Mark Wahlberg, Jason Statham, Charlize Theron and Edward Nortonwill be rebroadcast on Saturday February 18, 2022, from 5:15 p.m. on RTL9. Directed by F. Gary Gray, this feature film tells the story of a team of robbers who plan to steal the gold that a former associate stole from them. In Venice, Charlie Crocker, a daring burglar embodied by Mark Wahlbergand his friend and mentor John Bridger, an expert in safes interpreted by Donald Sutherlandorganize with their team the theft of 35 million dollars in gold bars.

The team consists of Rob, a car specialist played by Jason Stathamhard of hearing“, an explosives expert embodied by Mos DefSteve, “the man insideinterpreted by Edward Nortonand Lyle, a computer genius played by Seth Green. The plan works out successfully and the small gang flees to the Austrian border, when Steve, with the help of gunmen, betrays them and steals the bullion. He does not hesitate to coldly kill Bridger, who dies instantly, and attempts to do the same with the others, who manage to survive by pretending to be dead. A year later, in Philadelphia, Charlie tracks down Steve in California and asks Bridger’s daughter, Stella, an expert at opening safes, for help. embodied by Charlize Theronin order to recover the ingots.

Italian robbery: Edward Norton refuses to promote the film

For the record, Edward Norton didn’t want to star in this film at first. However, he was forced to join the cast due to a contractual obligation to the Paramount. The actor had indeed, at the time of primal fearthe thriller which revealed him to the general public in 1996, signed a three-film deal with the American studio. Faced with the actor’s multiple refusals to commit to a Paramount-related film, the studio forced him to play in The Italian Job. In retaliation, Edward Norton refused to promote the film.

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