Ben Wheatley Enters The Action Arena With FREE FIRE
An original script revolving around a 1978 arms deal gone wrong, Free Fire will be introduced for international sales by Protagonist Pictures at the upcoming AFM with a cast that includes Luke Evans, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde and Michael Smiley. Which is, as the kids say, one hell of a cast.
Here's how Screen International pitches the story:
The story is set in Boston in 1978. Wilde plays Justine, a woman who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Murphy, Smiley) and a gang led by Hammer and Evans who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart stopping game of survival ensues.
Production is planned for spring of 2015.