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SXSW Free Fire Cast/Crew Red Carpet Interviews

A24's Free Fire brought its U.S Premiere to South By Southwest. Anarchic Writer/Director Ben Wheatley (High-Rise, Kill List, A Field In England) and cast, Armie Hammer (The Social Network, Lone Ranger) & (the insane) Sharlto Copley (District 9, Chappie), were in attendance. And the film's promotional presence was appropriately subversive. Press had the opportunity to barbecue with Armie and paintball with Sharlto at the explosive 'Stunt Ranch' which featured plenty other daredevil diversions. 

The Q&A's on either end were no less distinct. Ben will shoot a dumb question down with his deadpan shorthand, Sharlto with his charming abrasiveness, and Armie with his cool formality. The laughter provoked through the film persisted into the Q&A. 

But before things got too rowdy, I was able to talk with Ben a second time (the first a discussion on High-Rise) and with Armie Hammer for the first, about their creative approach to my favorite film of the fest. 


Rumor Control: Armie Hammer on WBs List for Batman in 'Justice League'

Back when Warner Bros. was first trying to pull together a Justice League movie, Armie Hammer was the original actor set to don the cape and cowl of the Dark Knight.  That movie of course fell through, and despite his disappointment at missing out on the role, Hammer went on to success in many other roles.  But now rumor has it, he's on the radar once again to portray the caped crusader in the company's forthcoming Justice League film. 

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