The Australian drama Last Ride, directed by Glendyn Ivin and based on Denise Young’s acclaimed novel, is a story that is both riveting and heartbreaking in its complex portrayal of a brutal yet loving petty criminal struggling with parenthood. When ex-jailbird fugitive Kev (brought to life in a stunning performance from Hugo Weaving) takes his 10-year-old son Chook (newcomer Tom Russell) on the run from the law, they set out on a journey into the remote and rugged outback, where both father and son will be faced with the devastating consequences of their actions.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Hugo Weaving talked about how proud he is of Last Ride and how happy it is that it is finally being released in the States (in theaters in NYC and available nationally through VOD) three years after completing it, what originally attracted him to the project and complex character, and how his acting process varies, from role to role. He also talked about what it was like to work with the Wachowskis again on Cloud Atlas, what a joy it was to return to Berlin (they shot V for Vendetta together there) and how it was an extraordinary experience that he cannot wait to see the finished product of, as well as what it was like to be on The Hobbit set and play Elrond again, 60 years before The Lord of the Rings, how the tone is different this time, and how he thinks the 3D will work wonderfully well for the type of film it is. Check out what he had to say after the jump.