Click here to see the "Mr. Brooks" trailer. What do you think?
My favorite part is when Costner is awarded something from a Portland, Ore., chamber of commerce and then he's soon seen standing before a lake filled with cypress trees.
Um, the swampy southern trees may very well grown in Portland (never saw one when I lived in Oregon), but they are hardly ubiquitous there. The city is known for one plant: roses.
Other than the frightening botanical liberties being taken by the location scout, "Mr. Brooks" looks promising.
It's interesting to note, if memory serves me right, that Shreveport was rumored to have replaced Portland in the search for a location.
I can just hear the producers: "Shreveport? Portland? Roses? Cypress? Whatever. Costner can look cool as a killer in both places. ... Let's just ditch that pruning scene."