Torn from the pages of A.J. Lieberman and Nick Thornborrow’s graphic novel, Term Life aims to show audiences a story they haven’t seen before. For starters, it’s a father/daughter story at its heart, which isn’t something that comes out of Hollywood very often. Furthermore, it’s a dyed-in-the-wool crime drama, an unapologetic look at complicated relationships set in the very dangerous criminal underworld. Director Peter Billingsley looks to merge those seemingly disparate plots in this unpredictable yet touching thriller.
Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld lead Term Life as criminal and estranged father Nick Barrow and his daughter Cate. She’s blissfully unaware of his existence until one of Nick’s deals goes bad and Cate becomes a target in the violence directed at her father. Bill Paxton’s Detective Keenan is the deliverer of said violence, thanks in part to his control over a group of corrupt cops. You might think you know how this one ends, but the twists, turns, and unconventional ending will likely prove you wrong.
During a visit to the set of Term Life along with a group of journalists, I had a chance to interview the film’s director and cast in order to gain insight into what makes this picture so different. Get to know why the film’s worth a watch by checking out the following interviews.