By Matt O.
Ben Wheatley the director of this year's insanely awesome film High-Rise, already has another badass film done and in the can called Free Fire. The film stars an amazing cast Sharlto Copley, Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Sam Riley, and Enzo Cilenti.
The film is produced by none other than the legend himself Martin Scorsese and is set to hit Cannes film festival later this month. While most of the film has been kept secret, the story is said to be a period crime heist flick set in the 1970s. The director even commented on his inspirations for the film saying:
“The idea for Free Fire came from my love of hard-boiled crime movies,” Wheatley told Variety. “The Asphalt Jungle, The Big Sleep, The Killing and The Big Combo through The Driver, Le Samourai and The French Connection, to the modern cycle of GoodFellas, Casino, Hard Boiled and Reservoir Dogs."
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Here's the synopsis from Empire:
"Free Fire is set in Boston in 1978. The story, which Wheatley is pitching as a muscular crime flick in the spirit of Melville, Hawks, Scorsese himself and Walter Hill, charts the fallout from a gun-running hook-up orchestrated by Larson in a deserted warehouse. At its centre are two Irishmen (Murphy and Smiley), on a connect with a pair of arms traffickers, Ord (Hammer) and Vernon (Sharlto Copley), but soon wishing they’d given the whole enterprise a wide berth when the bullets start flying. Cue a desperate battle for survival."
Free Fire does not yet have a release date.