Sharlto Copley Begins Filming Ben “Kill List” Wheatley’s New Film “Free Fire” Alongside Cillian Murphy, Brie Larson & Jack Reynor
British writer-director Ben Wheatley’s new explosive action thriller Free Fire has begun production with a cast that includes Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Jack Reynor, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy & Michael Smile.
Principal photography began yesterday on Ben Wheatley’s new film Free Fire which is set in Boston in the late seventies. Brie Larson plays a woman who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Murphy and Smiley) and a gang (led by Hammer and Copley) who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart-stopping game of survival ensues. The film is written by Ben Wheatley and his regular writing partner Amy Jump.
Wheatley, who has just completed his dystopian epic High-Rise starring Tom Hiddleston and Sienna Miller, is fast becoming one of the UK’s most revered filmmakers after a string of signature movies including Sightseers, Kill List and A Field In England.
Ben Roberts, Director of the BFI Film Fund says, “It’s a testament to the way Ben makes his films and works with actors that he’s attracted such a first-class international cast to strap on the squibs for Free Fire. And Scorsese for heaven’s sake… We’re very excited.”
David Kosse, Director of Film4, says: “Ben is one of our most exciting and original filmmakers and a great example of the bold British talent we want to support at Film4. What better way to continue our long-standing collaboration with him and Rook films than this explosive thriller.”
“Ben Wheatley and Andy Starke have come a long way in the six years since Down Terrace,” said Mike Goodridge, CEO of Protagonist Pictures. “The knockout international cast they have attracted to Free Fire only fuels our confidence in the remaining worldwide sales prospects for their most commercial film yet.”
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