I once worked at a magazine where we totaled up the minutes of time Steve Buscemi actually spent onscreen during the 1,792 films he had, at that point, appeared in. The answer was two and a half. I exaggerate (slightly). But there’s no doubt the Fargo star is rarely handed the kind of chunky roles routinely gifted to actors who are no more talented but possess, well, more conventionally attractive, leading man looks (and I speak as someone who is rarely confused with George Clooney or Jon Hamm myself). However, the new comedy Saint John of Las Vegas seems to be very much like an all-Buscemi-all-the-time enterprise, if its trailer is anything to go by. The movie also looks like it might be a cross between Repo Man and The Cooler. And that’s not bad thing at all.
Check out the trailer for yourself and tell us what you think.