Ben Wheatley Update

sightseersThe latest film in development by Brighton filmmaker Ben Wheatley is currently being shot on location in the city.

Freefire has been described as a hard-boiled crime film set in 1970s Boston, and as reported recently by Empire and Screen International, Martin Scorcese has joined the its creative team as an executive producer.

Wheatley has also been working on High Rise, a dystopian thriller adapted from J.G Ballard’s novel, whose cast features Luke Evans, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller and Elisabeth Moss, another feature called Freakshift and a sci-fi TV series called Silk Road.

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Wheatley spilled the beans on his do-it-yourself ethos, the directors who have influenced his career, and why he’s happy to be a ‘Marmite’ director when he appeared at The Space’s bi-monthly arts event in Brighton in 2014.

 

Download a transcript of the interview: 

Ben Wheatley Interview – The Space Event 8th December 2014

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