Sharlto rev­els in 1970s fash­ion

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LON­DON: South African ac­tor Sharlto Co­p­ley said the cast of Free Fire rev­elled in the chance to wear 1970s out­fits and don chest and fa­cial hair for di­rec­tor Ben Wheat­ley’s new ac­tion com­edy.

Free Fire, which had its pre­miere in Lon­don last week, is set in 1978 and fol­lows an arms deal be­tween two gangs that goes wrong, lead­ing to a shootout in a derelict ware­house in Bos­ton.

“All the ac­tors re­ally en­joyed the idea of get­ting to put on the chains, the ‘taches and the chest hair,” said Co­p­ley, who wore some elab­o­rate suits dur­ing film­ing.

Free Fire also fea­tures Os­car win­ner Brie Lar­son, Peaky Blin­ders star Cil­lian Mur­phy and The So­cial Network ac­tor Ar­mie Ham­mer, with vet­eran film­maker Martin Scors­ese brought in as ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer.

The film closed the 60th Lon­don Film Fes­ti­val – Reuters

Sharlto Co­p­ley

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