The Jacket (2005)

Starring: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kelly Lynch, Brad Renfro And Daniel Craig
Director: John Maybury

U.S. Opening Date: March 4, 2005

This movie starring the kissy bloke from The Pianist (he was also the retard in The Village) just might work, even though it seems to be a mixture of Jacob’s Ladder, The Dead Zone and The Butterfly Effect all thrown together. Still, one can hope can’t one?

And it does star Keita Knightly of Pirates of the Caribbean and King Arthur fame who is a hottie (and was depressingly enough born in the year that I finished school . . . sigh).

Plot Summary for The Jacket (2005):

After recuperating from a gunshot wound to the head, Gulf War veteran Jack Starks (Adrien Brody) returns to his native Vermont suffering from amnesia. When he is accused of murdering a police officer and committed to a mental institution, a physician, Dr. Becker (Kris Kristofferson), puts him on a controversial treatment regimen in which Starks is injected with experimental drugs, confined in a straight-jacket, and locked for extended periods in the body drawer of the basement morgue. In his drugged and disoriented state, Starks’ mind propels him into the future, where he meets Jackie (Keira Knightley), and discovers that he is destined to die in four days. Together, they search for a way to save him from his fate.

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Trivia about The Jacket:

  • Mark Wahlberg and Colin Farrell were both considered for the role of Jack Starks before Adrien Brody landed the role.

  • At one point, Training Day director Antoine Fuqua was attached to direct.

  • Lady Anne Lambton was originally cast as Nurse Harding. During principal photography, she fell ill with pancreatitis and was unable to continue filming.

  • Keira Knightley credits the food poisoning she had during her audition for landing her the part of a sickly alcoholic.

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