Fury, written and directed by David Ayer (End of Watch), is a highly intense, very real and extremely personal look at war and the family that can get you through it. It’s April 1945 and army sergeant Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and its five-man crew. Outnumbered and outgunned, the men face overwhelming odds in their attempts to strike back at Nazi Germany. The film also stars Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal and Jason Isaacs.
At the film’s press day, actor Jon Bernthal (who gives a great but disturbing performance as tank loader Grady Travis) spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about not shying away from the physical rigors of the film, how this immersive experience changed him, following filmmaker David Ayer down a path where the goal is darkness and despair, sparring on set every day, which included getting punched in the nose by his director on day one, and doing what was required of him, as the character. He also talked about his experience on the Denis Villeneuve film Sicario, and why the script and director are the most important things to him, when looking for his next project. Check out what he had to say after the jump.