Magazine article Screen International

Jack Reynor, Brie Larson Join Ben Wheatley's 'Free Fire'

Magazine article Screen International

Jack Reynor, Brie Larson Join Ben Wheatley's 'Free Fire'

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The ensemble cast of Ben Wheatley's action thriller Free Fire has been revealed following the start of principal photography this week.

Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Jack Reynor, Sam Riley, Noah Taylor, Enzo Cilenti and Babou Ceesay join Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy and Michael Smiley in the cast.

Luke Evans and Olivia Wilde had previously been attached to the film but had to drop out over scheduling changes.

Andy Starke and Wheatley's Rook Films is producing the film set in Boston in the late 1970s.

According to a statement from the production: "Larson plays a woman who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Murphy and Smiley) and a gang (led by Hammer and Copley) who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart-stopping game of survival ensues."

The film is written by Wheatley and regular collaborator Amy Jump. …

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