The Kings of Cool: A Prequel to Savages

For those of you who loved The New York Times bestselling Savages, Don Winslow brings us the story of what happened before that with The Kings of Cool coming out in June. Coinciding this release, Savages comes to life in a movie with an all-star cast in July, boasting the names and faces of John Travolta, Blake Lively, Benecio Del Toro, Uma Thurman, Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson and Salma Hayek, under the direction of Oliver Stone.

In Savages, O and her two boyfriends, Ben and Chon, live glamourous lives as marijuana packagers in southern California. Things take a sharp turn when Ben and Chon refuse a Mexican Baja Cartel who wants a cut of their premium grade product. The cartel kidnaps O, sending Ben and Chon on a wild chase who, fuelled by love, will do anything to get her back. With such a stellar cast and talented director behind it, I couldn’t be more excited for this summer blockbuster to hit the big screen, bringing to life Winslow’s high octane thrill ride. Prepare yourself for the movie by reading the novel!

Now in The Kings of Cool, Winslow gives us the story before Savages, delving into the families, histories and events that shaped the lives of O, Ben and Chon, and made them who they are in Savages. The twists, turns and tension are back in this powerful prequel to what everyone’s sure to be buzzing about this summer.

Click here for an excerpt from Savages, a book that Stephen King calls, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on autoload.” You can also find out more about the highly-anticipated film and watch the trailer here.