The cast includes Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Benecio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. The film is base don Don Winslow’s best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times’ Top 10 books of 2010.
Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsche), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercernary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry– raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town, until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands the trio partners with them.
The story then continues to show the war against the cartel and a series of invreasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.