(March 25, 2002 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Pictures’ action thriller “Cradle 2 the Grave,” starring Jet Li (“Romeo Must Die”) and DMX (“Exit Wounds”), commenced principal photography in Los Angeles on March 11. The announcement was made today by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, President of Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. Produced by Joel Silver, “Cradle 2 the Grave” is a Silver Pictures production directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak (“Romeo Must Die,” “Exit Wounds”) from a story by Reggie Rock Blythewood and John O’Brien, screenplay by John O’Brien and Channing Gibson. Herb Gains and Ray Copeland are the executive producers. When his daughter is kidnapped and held in exchange for priceless diamonds, the leader of a crew of highly skilled urban thieves (DMX) forges an unlikely alliance with a Taiwanese Intelligence officer (Jet Li) to rescue her. Their race against the clock to find the precious stones ultimately unravels a plot to distribute a deadly new weapon of war. “Cradle 2 the Grave,” which will be shot entirely in Los Angeles, also stars Anthony Anderson (“Exit Wounds”), Mark Dacascos (“Brotherhood of the Wolf”), Tom Arnold (“Exit Wounds”), Kelly Hu (“The Scorpion King”) and Gabrielle Union (“Bring It On”). “Cradle 2 the Grave” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, an AOL Time Warner Company.
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