Actor Whitaker confident in 'Repo Men'

March 20, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Forest Whitaker said while "Repo Men" may feature gore and dark humor, he is happy he took a chance by appearing in the new film.

Whitaker, who plays a man tasked with recovering artificial organs from clients behind on their payments, said the new film from director Miguel Sapochnik is similar to cult films like "A Clockwork Orange" or works from the comedy group Monty Python, Parade Magazine said Friday.

"The guy I play is testosterone-driven and the movie is full of intensity, not to mention lots of gore," Whitaker said. "There's also quite a bit of humor, but it's pretty dark. It's a leap to go so far out -- sort of like Clockwork Orange meets Monty Python. But why not take a chance and maybe get people to laugh in some unexpected places?"

Whitaker, 48, said "Repo" also offers a unique take on the healthcare issues currently facing the United States.

"It's like a metaphor for what we're facing because there's a lot of repossession going on right now. I know people who have lost everything from their houses to their cars. This movie sort of takes that dilemma to the ultimate extreme," he told Parade Magazine.

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