Free Fire to Close BFI London Film Festival

As if we weren’t excited enough for The Birth of a Nation, Nocturnal Animals and Mine coming out this fall, Ben Wheatley’s action-thriller Free Fire, executive produced by Martin Scorsese and starring Armie Hammer, will be the closing-night film of the 60th BFI London Film Festival! The film’s director and cast, including Brie Larson and Cillian Murphy, will be on the red carpet for the European premiere on Oct. 16 at London’s Odeon Leicester Square.

BFI London Film Festival’s director, Clare Stewart, said in a statement: “Ben Wheatley’s ascent as one of the U.K.’s most dazzling cinematic talents continues with this ballsy actioner. Dripping with blood, sweat and irony, ‘Free Fire’s’ bravura filmmaking pays knowing tribute to the films of Sam Peckinpah and features a terrific cast, who clearly relish bringing Wheatley and co-writer Amy Jump’s vivid characters to the screen.”

Free Fire is Wheatley’s third film to be presented at the festival, following “Sightseers” in 2012 and High-Rise last year.

We can’t wait!

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