Free Fire — Making-Of Featurette


added: Tue, Apr 18th '17

Go behind the scenes of "Free Fire," cult British director Ben Wheatley's new darkly-comic shootout thriller starring Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley, and Oscar-winner Brie Larson.

"I read a lot of FBI ballistic reports," Wheatley reveals in the above clip, which gives viewers a look at how he and his filmmaking team made the madcap thriller. "And it was surprising. I thought you fired a gun and it always hits what you're shooting at. It turns out, to shoot someone who's actually moving is quite a difficult task."

"Free Fire" takes place in late, 1970s Boston, but most of the action is set inside a large warehouse. Basically, a gun deal goes terribly wrong, and everyone involved finds themselves cornered as a fiery bullet-ridden deathmatch is ignited. The chances of someone getting out alive sink to zero as the gun battle heats up.

Co-starring Jack Reynor, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley, Babou Ceesay, and Noah Taylor, the film is opening this Friday in U.S. theaters.

1978 -- Boston, Massachusetts. Justine has brokered a meeting between two Irishmen and a gang selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired, a heart-stopping game of survival ensues.


directed by   Ben Wheatley

starring   Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley, Jack Reynor, Michael Smiley, Sam Riley, Noah Taylor, Enzo Cilenti, Babou Ceesay, Patrick Bergin

release date   April 21, 2017 (U.S. release), March 31, 2017 (U.K. release)

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