31 May 2006Webmiss
The official website for Black Snake Moan can be found at Paramount Classics. Thank you to seltaeb64 from our forums for the information. Click on the “read more” link for the movie synopsis from the official website.
“Black Snake Moan
Black Snake Moan Director: Craig Brewer
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake
From the writer and director of the sleeper hit Hustle & Flow comes a gritty, seductive, blues-soaked tale of love, sex, music, and redemption. With a title inspired by a Blind Lemon Jefferson song – and a story driven by the soul-stirring rhythms and themes of blues music â€“ writer/director Craig Brewers Black Snake Moan descends into the dark, spellbinding heart of fear and desire and comes out the other side.
In a small Tennessee town, two unlikely souls are about to be lured together at the sticky crossroads between rage and love. Found lying on the side of the road, beaten and nearly dead, is Rae (Christina Ricci), a 22 year0old who has developed a reputation around town for having an insatiable â€œitchâ€ for sex. Her rescuer is Lazarus (Samuel L. Jackson), an ex-blues guitarist who has grown used to lifes relentless strains of trouble and sorrow.
Desperate for a change himself, Lazarus holds Rae prisoner, and sets out to â€œcureâ€ her of her wicked ways. But to get to the deep, dark bottom of Raeâ€™s mystery, Lazarus will first have to face the demons that reside in both their hearts, especially when Raes one true love Ronnie (Justin Timberlake), a Guardsman who was supposed to be headed for Iraq, comes looking for her.
Against its Southern gothic background, Black Snake Moan unfolds in raw, revealing and ultimately transcendent shades of blue. The film is produced by John Singleton and Stephanie Allain.”