There Will Be Blood 2: Blood’s Thicker Than Oil
Channing Tatum as Trey Plainview
Ashley Greene as Bailey Woods
Turtle from Entourage as Ratboy
Cam Gigandet as Kale
Stacy Keach as Ed Plainview
Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges as Darius Williams III
Estimated Budget: $40,000,000
Estimated Box Office: $85,000,000 Domestic, $25,000,000 International
Channing Tatum is Trey Plainview, great-grandson of Oil Baron Daniel Plainview and leader of the notorious SoCal Bloods. Trey is an intense, soft-spoken 25 year old boss who isn’t afraid to use violence at the drop of hat. And yet, underneath his tough veneer, Trey secretly hides a heart of gold. The young Plainview has used the inherited wealth passed down from his great-grandfather to set up an extensive network of Chop Shops and weed suppliers that have placed the Bloods at the top of the urban California gang-world and allowed them to keep their hated rivals, the Crips, at bay. Trey also, unbeknownst to anyone, anonymously donates a significant portion of his fortune to orphanages across the state.
Trey’s girl is Bailey Woods (Ashley Greene), a beautiful young woman from the wrong side of the tracks who has to take care of her younger sister while her drug-addicted mom is out late with a new man every night. Trey’s best friend, roll-dog, and Blood #2 kingpin, Ratboy (Turtle), is a smart-aleck womanizer who has a nose for business and often struggles with the feeling that he’s being disrespected by other gang members who think Trey is solely responsible for the Bloods reign at the top.
Trey is the majority holder in Plainview Oil, the largest oil company in the Southwestern United States. Using the fortune he’s made from these holdings, Trey funds the Blood’s business investments that have made them so successful, like a money laundering operation he recently started up that’s had a 200% return on investment in only 3 months.
Now, after weeks of negotiations, Trey is ready to sign a new deal initially brought to him by Ratboy, which will allow Plainview Oil to begin selling oil to the lucrative Hawaiian market. Trey signs the papers in front of the entire Blood crew signaling the deal is complete. He then gets up and shakes Ratboy’s hand, but something in Ratboy’s smile tells Trey that something is wrong.
And something is wrong.
The papers Trey signed were actually turning Plainview Oil over to Ratboy. And Ratboy is the new acting boss of the Crips, a position he obtained by using his newly acquired fortune from the fake deal. And worst of all, Ratboy is planning to sell the Plainview Oil supply to the corrupt Iranian government, creating an oil shortage in the US and allowing the Iranians to sell the oil back to the US at a premium.
So Trey must recruit his best Blood lieutenants, including sarcastic tough guy Kale (Cam Gigandet) who has been openly gunning for a position of leadership in the Bloods in the wake of Trey’s big mistake, to take back Plainview Oil and reestablish themselves as the top gang in the land. Using only their wits and knowledge of the streets, Trey must lead his crew into battle against their fieriest rivals and get back his company, his fortune, his country, and most importantly, his rep.
There Will Be Blood 2: Blood’s Thicker Than Oil is an intensely gritty view into the world of modern-day Southern California gang-life. Building upon the theme of capitalism’s rise in America presented in the original There Will Be Blood, Blood’s Thicker Than Oil ups the stakes of its predecessor while furthering the story of the Plainview family legacy. You won’t want to miss the film critics are calling, “Better than the original, son!”
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