Sultry singer and now actress Alicia Keys makes a smash debut in the new movie Smokin’ Aces by Joe Carnahan due out January 26, 2007 where she will play a lesbian hitwoman in the movie.
The movie is about a dying Mob boss named Primo Sparazza that has taken out a $1 million contract on Buddy “Aces” Israel who is a sleazy magician that has agreed to turn state’s evidence against the Vegas mob. Before the Mobster dies he has only one request; he requests the heart of former associate, turned enemy, Buddy ‘Aces’ Israel (played by Jeremy Piven).
The FBI steps in on the sidelines to bring down Sparazza. Aces is placed under protective custody and supervised by two agents when they find out that everyone else may know of their witness Isreal’s whereabouts and try to stake in on the contract. Everyone from ex-cons and cons-to-be, bounty hunters, thugs-for-hire, deadly vixens and double-crossing mobsters try to join in on the hunt to find Isreal at the Las Vegas hotel where he’s hiding.
To prepare for the movie Alicia Keys states that she had such an extensive gun training that her hands where cut and bleeding and hurted really bad, but these were all things that were a part of developing her character Georgia.
The movie stars Ben Affleck, Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds (I), Taraji P. Henson (Hustle & Flow/Baby Boy), Common, Joseph Ruskin, Alex Rocco, Ray Liotta, Wayne Newton and others.
Besides the movie Alicia Keys states that she’s currently working on a new album with great people whom she has never worked with before. She’s expecting the album to be a June release.