War On Every­one

Malta Independent - - CINEMA -

Award-win­ning Bri­tish writer-direc­tor John Michael McDon­agh crosses the globe for his muchan­tic­i­pated third film, War on Every­one, a jet-black ac­tion com­edy star­ring Michael Peña, Alexan­der Skars­gård, and Theo James. The buddy crime caper was filmed on lo­ca­tion in Al­bu­querque, New Mex­ico, with a fi­nal week in Reyk­javik, Ice­land. The film is pro­duced by Chris Clark (Leg­end, Cal­vary, The Guard), Flora Fer­nan­dez Marengo (Cal­vary, The Guard, The Be­trayal), and co-pro­duced by El­iz­a­beth Eves (Cal­vary) for Reprisal Films. Phil Hunt (Belle) and Comp­ton Ross (Tr­ishna) also pro­duce for Head Gear Films, with the sup­port of the BFI Film Fund. War on Every­one is about two cor­rupt cops in New Mex­ico who set out to black­mail and frame every crim­i­nal un­for­tu­nate enough to cross their path. Things take a sin­is­ter turn, how­ever, when they try to in­tim­i­date some­one who is more dan­ger­ous than they are. Or is he? Known for his dis­tinc­tively witty sen­si­bil­ity and con­fronta­tional hu­mor, McDon­agh pre­vi­ously wrote and di­rected the ac­claimed drama Cal­vary, star­ring Bren­dan Glee­son, and the off­beat com­edy The Guard, also star­ring Glee­son, with Don Chea­dle, which be­came a world­wide sleeper hit. War on Every­one stars Michael Peña (Ant-Man, Fury, End of Watch), Alexan­der Skars­gård (Tarzan, Me­lan­cho­lia, True Blood), and Theo James (In­sur­gent, Di­ver­gent). Join­ing in sup­port­ing roles are Tessa Thomp­son (Selma, Dear White Peo­ple), Mal­colm Bar­rett (The Hurt Locker, My Best Friend’s Girl), Caleb Landry Jones (X Men: First Class, God’s Pocket), Paul Reiser (Con­cus­sion, Whiplash), Stephanie Sig­man (Spec­tre, Miss Bala) and David Wil­mot (The Guard, Cal­vary, ‘71). McDon­agh com­mented upon the start of pro­duc­tion: “It gives me great plea­sure to de­clare War on Every­one with my fel­low com­bat­ants, Michael Peña and Alexan­der Skars­gård. We look for­ward to the bat­tles ahead, and we will go on with a spirit that fears noth­ing. That’s Homer, by the way.”

Clas­si­fi­ca­tion 15

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