When everyone has a gun, no one's in control. That's the overarching thesis of Ben Wheatley's upcoming film, Free Fire, and it looks like a crazy, self-contained thrill ride. Seriously, absurd doesn't even begin to describe it. A new trailer for the Brie Larson-fronted firefight film has just hit the web, and it's as insane as it is hilarious. Check it out below to see for yourself.
That's about as good as trailers get these days. The latest offering from A24 appears to be a self-contained black comedy about an arms deal gone wrong in Boston circa the 1970s. The film primarily focuses on Ord (Armie Hammer), Justine (Brie Larson), Chris (Cillian Murphy), and Vernon (Sharlto Copley) as they fight for survival after they find themselves ambushed in a remote warehouse. True to the red band footage, Free Fire looks like a hilarious, chaotic R-rated romp, with Brie Larson's Justine swearing like a sailor and shooting people every step of the way. Larson clearly has no interest in resting on her laurels any time soon. Despite her recent Oscar win for her work on Room, and the revelation from San Diego Comic-Con that she will take on the role of Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's obvious that she's very interested in constantly challenging herself.
We would also be remiss for not pointing out the sheer amount of talent that this project has attracted. As we've already mentioned, Brie Larson is front and center, but the rest of the cast is also uniformly excellent. From Armie Hammer, to Cillian Murphy, to newcomer Jack Reynor, Ben Wheatly has filled out the cast of Free Fire with some of the most talented actors currently working in Hollywood. That being said, it looks like Sharlto Copley will once again rise above and steal the show. The District 9 star has become one of the most consistently reliable character actors in showbusiness, and Free Fire seems to capitalize on his innate ability to completely inhabit manic characters.
It's worth noting that Free Fire looks to be the latest in a long line of stellar cinematic outings brought to us by A24. Over the last few years, the indie production company has proven itself to be completely unafraid of taking risks, and that bravery has resulted in some of the most fascinating films in recent memory. Obviously it's still incredibly early, but Free Fire looks like it could join the ranks of Ex Machina, Green Room, and Swiss Army Man as a quintessential example of how A24 currently has a vice grip on the indie film scene.
Cinema Blend will bring you any and all relevant details related to Free Fire as more information becomes available to us. The frenetic firefight film will open wide in 2017. Stay tuned for more details!
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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