Brie Larson is going to star in a movie named ‘Free Fire’, the rights of which have been acquired by A24, the production company which released ‘Room’ , the film for which Larson won the Oscar for Best actress.
Free Fire is going to be an action packed thriller starring Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy and Jack Reynor along with Larson.
The crew: Martin Scorsese is exec producing “Free Fire,” while Ben Wheatley is directing from a script he co-wrote with Amy Jump. Andrew Starke is producing while additional executive producers include Sikelia’s Emma Tillinger-Koskoff, Reno Antoniades, Film4’s David Kosse and Sam Lavender, along with Ben Roberts and Lizzie Francke from the British Film Institute.
Story-line: “Free Fire” centers around an arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. Larson will portray a woman who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen and a gang selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired during the handover, complete pandemonium ensues.
Wheatley is a master in the thriller genre with thrillers like “High-Rise,” “Sightseers” and “Kill List” to his name.
In addition to Larson’s Oscar, A24’s films won two other Oscars at the 2016 Academy Awards: best documentary for Asif Kapadia’s “Amy” and best visual effects for Alex Garland’s “Ex Machina.”
Thus, we have another great movie to look forward to!