First Trailer for Ben Wheatley ‘Free Fire’

Ben Wheatley's Action Flick

A24 have debuted the first official red band trailer for British director Ben Wheatley‘s new movie Free Fire, just hours after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

A new and darkly comic spin on violent 1970s crime thriller is about an arms deal gone wrong, which turns into an all-out gunfight — but this ain’t your average shoot ’em up.

The star-studded action flick features Captain Marvel‘s Brie Larson with the likes of Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Jack Reynor, Noah Taylor, and Michael Smiley. Free Fire will be released in theaters sometime in early 2017. Check out the trailer and poster below.

Love the cast. The story’s kinda hard to discern, though.

Ben Wheatley's Action Flick

Bold, breathless and wickedly fun, Free Fire is an electrifying comedy-thriller about an arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. Acclaimed filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High Rise) propels the audience head-on into quite possibly the most epic shootout ever seen on film as he crafts a spectacular parody –– and biting critique –– of the insanity of gun violence. Everyone’s got a gun, and absolutely no one is in control.

Set in a colorful yet gritty 1970s Boston, Free Fire opens with Justine (Oscar® winner Brie Larson), a mysterious American businesswoman, and her wise-cracking associate Ord (Armie Hammer) arranging a black-market weapons deal in a deserted warehouse between IRA arms buyer Chris (Cillian Murphy) and shifty South African gun runner Vernon (Sharlto Copley). What starts as a polite if uneasy exchange soon goes south when tensions escalate and shots are fired, quickly leading to a full-on Battle Royale where it’s every man (and woman) for themselves.

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