We’re huge fans of Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium). Not only is he a proudly South African export, but he’s one of the most interesting and diverse actors in Hollywood right now!
The Joburg-born star is featuring in a brand-new movie executive produced by none other than Martin Scorsese himself, and it looks great.
Free Fire tells the story of Justine (Brie Larson), who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley) and a gun-dealing gang led by Vernon (Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer). But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart stopping game of survival ensues.
Much like Hateful Eight and Phonebooth, Free Fire takes place in one single setting, which should prove to be stage for some fantastic action and dialogue.
Check out the trailer above.