Eye Candy: The Men of 'Takers'

Eye Candy: The Men of 'Takers'
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 18, 2010

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It’s been a while since we’ve been to the movies on a Friday night, but there’s four men who’ve got us skipping the drink at the club for a little movie popcorn — Michael Ealy, T.I., Idris Elba and Chris Brown. The four studs star in Rainforest Films’ “Takers” out this weekend. Let’s get ready for them, shall we?

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Our hearts beat for Idris Elba’s gorgeous, smooth dark chocolate skin, luscious lips, sexy eyes, manly physique and super swag. Triple sigh.

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We know he’s a newlywed, but we’ve still got love for T.I.P., especially now that he’s done his time and cleaned up his act. We’ve got crazy love for you, baby.

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We’ve been mesmerized by Michael Ealy ever since he starred in “Barbershop.” We’re glad Mikey Blue Eyes is here to stay.

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At 21, Chris Brown is the youngest man on the “Takers” team. He plays Michael Ealy’s little brother in the film. Remember the crush you had on your best friend’s little brother, that you never revealed because he was a minor. Well, Chris is totally legal now.

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Last year Elba starred in the movie “Obsessed” with Beyonce and Ali Larter. Who wouldn’t be obsessed with this man? Look at that smile and that swag! Have you ever seen a man look better in a suit?

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In “Takers,” T.I. plays Ghost, the “smooth talker” who takes the hit and goes to jail for his high rolling, bank robbing crew. Unlike the real T.I., Ghost gets out of jail and is ready for the next big job right away.

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We love this look on Michael Ealy. The vest and the newsboy cap have a real retro vibe. He pulls it together with a cranberry shirt and slightly distressed jeans. We wish all our men dressed like this.

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If you like Chris Brown’s moves on stage, you’ll be impressed by all the stunts he pulls as Jesse Attica “the Runner” in “Takers.”

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In “Takers,” Idris Elba plays Gordon Jennings, a.k.a. “The Leader” and displays his sexy British accent. We wish he were whispering in our ears instead of talking on the big screen.

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If you haven’t seen T.I. rip up the mic live, you’re missing out. The ATL rapper brings it every time. There’s nothing sexier than a man who gives his all, 100 percent of the time.

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In “Takers” Ealy plays Jake Attica “the gunman” and Zoe Saldana’s love interest. We’re so jealous of the two actors’ on-screen romance.

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We can’t deny that Chris Brown’s red carpet swagger — Wayfarers, a Louis Vuitton scarf animal print sneakers — is kind of fly.

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Idris Elba is the epitome of grown and sexy. Whether on the red carpet or in the club, he draws all the attention to him.

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When Michael Ealy stopped by the ESSENCE.com Cyber Lounge at the 2010 ESSENCE Music Festival, all the ladies lined up to take a picture with the actor, who’s set to star in “The Good Wife” and “Common Law” this fall.

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“Takers” hits theaters on Friday, August 27. We can’t wait to see T.I., Idris Elba, Michael Ealy, and Chris Brown in action.