Fact: High Rise director Ben Wheatley's new film Free Fire is to close the London Film Festival (LFF). The movie, which sees 2016 Oscar winner Brie Larson play Justine, a young woman who brokers a gun deal in 1970s Massachusetts, will premiere at the LFF's Closing Night gala on 16 October (16). The film also stars Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley, Sharlto Copley and Armie Hammer.
Fact: Peaky Blinders has been recommissioned for a fourth and fifth series. The BBC TV series, which stars Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby, a 1920s gangster from Birmingham, England, has proved a hit in both the U.K. and in the U.S., where it is available on the Netflix streaming video service. The third series of the period drama continues in the U.K. next Wednesday (1Jun16).
Quote: "I was vegetarian for like, 12 years, and then I ate venison. It tasted so good!" Irish actor Cillian Murphy was tempted to give up vegetarianism by a juicy cut of venison.
Quote: "It's almost impossible. And I think that in itself tells you how original the film is. That in itself should be the reason to go and see it. You can't really do it justice in a soundbite or anything. It's very much on its own." Irish actor Cillian Murphy is hoping the concept of his new sci-fi thriller INCEPTION won't deter fans from seeing it in theatres.
Fact: Irish actor Cillian Murphy is reteaming with his Batman BEGINS director Christopher Nolan for new movie INCEPTION. Leonardo Dicaprio has already been signed up for the sci-fi film; he will be joined by Murphy, Marion Cotillard and Ellen Page when shooting begins this summer (09).
Quote: <p>"I think I've done my quote of bad guys. No more f**king baddies 'cause I'm the least likely villain." Actor Cillian Murphy has had enough of bag guy roles in movies like Batman BEGINS and Red Eye. </p>