Brie Larson is following up her Oscar-winning performance in Room with a blood-drenched role in acclaimed Brit director Ben Wheatley’s new film Free Fire.
Set in 70s Boston, Larson plays Justine, an arms dealer who brokers a deal between Cillian Murphy and Michael Smiley’s Irish gangsters and Sharlto Copley and Armie Hammer’s rival crooks.
Naturally, things boil over quickly and an insane gunfight erupts in the warehouse.
Basically, it’s all a bit like a more brutal, extended version of that classic Naked Gun shootout.
Martin Scorsese is executive producing the film, giving it plenty of behind-the-camera cred, while the supporting cast also features Jack Reynor, Sam Riley, Babou Ceesay and Noah Taylor.
This being a Wheatley film, it’ll be very much a love it or hate it affair. Those who’ve seen his previous offerings like Sightseers, Kill List, A Field in England and High-Rise will know he’s an acquired taste.
Free Fire like it’ll be just as crazy as the rest of them.
The film just held its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and already opinion is divided. Here’s a selection of assorted film critic tweets on the matter…
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) September 9, 2016
That's TWO strikes for Ben Wheatley. FREE FIRE was goofy & tedious. I wanted to walk out so badly but learned my lesson with SWISS ARMY MAN.
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) September 9, 2016
— Joe Utichi (@joeutichi) September 9, 2016
FREE FIRE was a fun ride. 90 minutes of gun mayhem with a lot of great lines. Laughed a lot. Entire cast was great.
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) September 9, 2016
You’ll be able to judge for yourself when Free Fire opens in cinemas in March 2017.
Watch the Free Fire trailer below: