Local heroes Jack Reynor and Cillian Murphy are set to join cult-classic directing maestro Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High-Rise, Sightseers, A Field in England) for a gala screening of their acclaimed new movie at the forthcoming Audi Dublin International Film Festival.
Murphy and Reynor star alongside Oscar-winner Bree Larson in Wheatley's new thriller Free Fire, a '70s-set hard-boiled crime caper that won rave reviews at its Toronto Film Festival premiere in October. The Irish premiere is a centrepiece of this year's ADIFF, which takes place from 16-26 Feb 2017.
In Free Fire, a woman (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy and Ben Wheatley regular Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer) who are selling them a stash of guns. When shots are fired in the handover, a high-tension game of survival ensues.
Watch the NSFW Red Band trailer for Free Fire below:
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"It’s always very exciting to have a film at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival," said director Ben Wheatley. "Showing Free Fire feels particularly satisfying as two of its stars, Jack Reynor and Cillian Murphy, were in the audience for the screening of High-Rise in Dublin last year. Afterwards they took me out and showed me the town, and we gently drank fizzy water and were all done and dusted by 11 at night. Just how I like it. This year I hope to have some more of this moderate, sensible fun."
Further screenings and guests for ADIFF will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for the Audi Gala screening of Free Fire, ADIFF season tickets and gift vouchers are now available via www.diff.ie.