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'Takers' Hollywood premiere: Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, T.I. and more [Updated]

August 5, 2010 | 11:50 am


The crew from the bank-heist film "Takers" stole the red-carpet spotlight Wednesday night outside the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, with cast members T.I. and Chris Brown grabbing the mike and hitting the stage later to perform at the after-party.

Snoop Dogg at the Takers premiere in Hollywood Brown told MTV recently that he did "96 percent" of his stunts in the film and would've done more if producers had allowed him to. "I think the most exciting parts are the stunts, getting to blow stuff up, shoot guns, you know what I'm saying," he told MTV. "It's all fun!" 

Other cast members out there with newlywed T.I. (real name Clifford Harris) included Idris Elba, Michael Ealy and Hayden Christensen plus director John Luessenhop.

Also spotted on the red carpet: Snoop Dogg, Jesse McCartney, newlywed LaLa Vazquez, Quinton Aaron, Andy Dick, Koena Mitra, Claudia Jordan, Camille Winbush and singer Keri Hilson, who also performed at the after-party, held at Boulevard 3 in Hollywood.

[For the record, 2:30 p.m.: A previous version of this post said Paul Walker was out on the red carpet. He was not.]

The movie, which also stars Zoe Saldana and Matt Dillon, opens Aug. 27 in U.S. theaters. Click the pic of Snoop Dogg to launch a gallery of red carpet pictures -- and if you wonder what it's like to work with Brown, check out the video of Ealy and Christensen at the premiere, below.

— Christie D'Zurilla


Photos: Chris Brown, top, and Snoop Dogg, right, at the "Takers" premiere Aug. 4 in Hollywood. Credits: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press, top; Paul Buck / EPA, right.

Video credit: Associated Press

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