Stars of 'Free Fire' walk red carpet for European premiere and talk that '70s style, fun on set and keeping pubs in business as movie closes out London Film Festival. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Director Ben Wheatley was joined on the red carpet by Irish actor Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer and Sharlto Copley for the European premiere of 'Free Fire' on Sunday (October 16). Set in Boston in 1978, "Free Fire" sees two groups of Irish, American and South African criminals meet at a derelict warehouse to conduct an arms deal that quickly goes wrong. A conflict between two men escalates into a shootout as everyone fights for survival, trying to pick off their enemies and get their hands on the suitcase filled with money in the middle of the room. South African actor Copley, who plays a South African businessman with a taste for elaborate tailor-made suits, said the cast had great fun making the movie and fully bought into its seventies style. "Peaky Blinders" star Cillian Murphy, who plays an IRA member looking to purchase guns, also spoke of the close connection the cast made together. U.S. actor Armie Hammer also joked about how the cast regularly visited a pub in Brighton, UK which was close to the warehouse where the movie was shot. 'Free Fire' closed out the 60th London Film Festival, which kicked-off with Amma Asante's 'A United Kingdom' and presented a Lifetime Achievement award to '12 Years A Slave' director Steve McQueen.