FREE FIRE is an upcoming action comedy-thriller film directed and co-written by Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High-Rise), about an arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. The film stars Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley, Jack Reynor, Michael Smiley, Sam Riley, and Noah Taylor. It is premiering at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, and will serve as the closer of the 2016 BFI London Film Festival.
Set in a colorful yet gritty 1970s Boston, Free Fire opens with Justine (Larson), a mysterious American businesswoman, and her wise-cracking associate Ord (Hammer) arranging a black-market weapons deal in a deserted warehouse between IRA arms buyer Chris (Murphy) and shifty South African gun runner Vernon (Copley). What starts as a polite if uneasy exchange soon goes south when tensions escalate and shots are fired, quickly leading to a full-on Battle Royale where it’s every man (and woman) for themselves.