ReelBlend #79: David Leitch Talks Directing Hobbs & Shaw And Being Brad Pitt's Stunt Performer

Hobbs and Shaw

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It was a very busy Hobbs & Shaw weekend at the movies, with the explosive pairing of The Rock and Jason Statham amounting to a powerful $180 million global box-office launch. We all assumed that fans would show up to the Fast & Furious spinoff, but to this extent? Staggering.

Which means this was the perfect time for the ReelBlend guys to sit down with Hobbs & Shaw director David Leitch for an exclusive interview!

Leitch is a special action director, coming to Hobbs & Shaw after helming Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde and John Wick. Now that’s a resume! He continues to build out what we expect from the action genre, and in this interview, he breaks down the tricks of his trade, and the method behind his approach to directing heavyweights like Statham and Dwayne Johnson in a movie.

Press play on the latest ReelBlend to hear our chat with Hobbs & Shaw director David Leitch!

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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Sean created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.