Martin Scorsese Is Producing Another Boston Gangster Movie
Martin Scorsese is helping to bring yet another Boston gangster movie to the big screen.
The filmmaker, who won a Best Director Oscar for The Departed at the 79th annual Academy Awards, is now serving as an executive producer on the upcoming drama Free Fire. Set in Boston during the late ’70s, the film follows a pair of Irish gangs who end up in a warehouse shootout when an arms deal goes wrong, according to Empire.
Free Fire features a pretty talented collection of stars, including Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson (Room), Armie Hammer (The Social Network), Cillian Murphy (In the Heart of the Sea), and Sharlto Copley (District 9).
Check out a first look at the cast wearing their ’70s-era duds below.
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Even though Scorsese will only be a producer on Free Fire, expect the film to have a similar feel to his past works.
Director and writer Ben Wheatley recently told Variety that he was influenced by “hard-boiled crime movies” such as Goodfellas and Casino while coming up with the idea for Free Fire.
“It will take you and stick you in the middle of the action,” Wheatley said. “I want the film to have the stylish, no-nonsense feel that you get in [Sam] Peckinpah’s The Getaway. It’s a modern ‘70s movie. Muscular, tough and spare.”
Free Fire, which also stars Jack Reynor (Sing Street) and Enzo Cilenti (Game of Thrones), has yet to set a release date.