Opening this weekend is The Way Back and it’s the first film from director Peter Weir (Witness, Master And Commander, & Dead Poet’s Society) in seven years. Starring Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Mark Strong, Jim Sturgess, and Saoirse Ronan, the film is inspired by the true story of a group of “multi-national prisoners from a Siberian gulag in 1940 and their epic life affirming journey over thousands of miles across five hostile countries.” The film is based on Slavomir Rawicz’s acclaimed book, The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom, as well as other real life accounts. You can watch seven clips from the film here.
Anyway, I recently got to do interviews for the film (here’s Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris & Peter Weir) and today I’ve got my full interview with Colin Farrell (I’d previously posted what he said about Total Recall and Fright Night). During the interview Farrell talked about how he got involved in The Way Back, what the last year has been like for him, his thoughts on the reviews of London Boulevard, and I also included what he said about Total Recall and Fright Night. Hit the jump to watch:
- London Boulevard talk
- What has the last year been like for him as he’s been jumping from film to film
- Talks about how he got involved in The Way Back. Says he wasn’t originally compelled to play the part
- Total Recall talk
- Fright Night talk