‘Takers’ Star Matt Dillon Discusses His Scenes With Chris Brown

'This guy is such a good athlete — he did a lot of stunts,' Dillon says of Brown.

In the fall of 2008, [artist id="1961441"]Chris Brown[/artist] was ducking for cover on the set of the action movie “Bone Deep” as bullets popped overhead and MTV News watched from the sidelines. However, a few months later, Brown found himself in a much more serious situation after assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna on the eve of the Grammy Awards.

After pleading guilty, performing community-service work
and discussing the incident many times in public, Brown’s musical career has continued (his Graffiti LP is out on Tuesday), and so has his movie career. After a title change, “Bone Deep” is now “Takers,” and in a recent conversation with MTV News, co-star [artist id="16947"]Matt Dillon[/artist] described the scenes he shared with Brown.

Dillon plays a detective investigating a group of bank robbers played by the likes of Brown, T.I. and Hayden Christensen. Dillon didn’t exchange too many lines with Brown, but they do engage in a high-intensity scene — one that took more than a week to film.

“The stuff I did with Chris Brown is chasing him though the streets for eight days straight,” Dillon said. “It was, like, nonstop.

“This guy is such a good athlete,” he added about Brown. “He’s, like, jumping over cars. He did a lot of stunts.”

The scene comes together because Dillon’s detective recognizes Brown’s heistmaster and starts running after him. “I see him as a guy that’s wanted, so it becomes this big chase scene,” Dillon explained.

Back in October of 2008, Brown described the film’s abundant, stylized action in one word: “Cool.”

Co-star Michael Ealy, who plays Brown’s older brother, said, “Chris has been very fun to work with — he brings a lot of enthusiasm and energy. Man, I don’t remember having that much energy at his age.”

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