Ben Wheatley and Sam Riley Q&A – Free Fire

Ben Wheatley’s latest film Free Fire hits cinemas this week in the UK, and finally everyone can see what all the fuss has been about (and it’s worthwhile fuss, believe us).

You can check out our review of Free Fire here, but for now we wanted to treat you to an exclusive listen to a Q&A we attended at which Wheatley and star Sam Riley were in attendance. Be warned there are some spoilers included, as the Q&A was held immediately after a preview screening at the excellent Hyde Park Picturehouse in Leeds.

But it also includes some great tidbits about Wheatley’s process, and how this insane action juggernaut came into being (including help from one Martin Scorsese).


James is a movie obsessive with a particular love for scores and screenplays. He has written for numerous blogs, sites and cinemas and has been involved in several screenwriting projects. He can usually be found in front of a large plasma screen devouring Westerns, 80s pulp, Jimmy Stewart movies or anything by the Coens.