Thursday, February 25, 2016

INTERVIEW: Director John Hillcoat Talks Triple 9

John Hillcoat has built a sterling career helming some of the most engrossing and character-rich dramas of the past several years. From 2005’s The Proposition to 2009’s The Road to 2012’s Lawless, the Australian director’s films are always populated by top-tier ensembles and dripping in moral complexity, never failing to plum the depths of the human condition in surprising and thought-provoking ways.

His latest project, the crime thriller Triple 9, opening this week, features an all-star cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Kate Winslet, Norman Reedus, Aaron Paul, Anthony Mackie and Woody Harrelson. The film is a crime thriller that takes its title comes from the “999” police code signaling an officer in immediate need of assistance. I had the chance to talk to Mr. Hillcoat about the film’s origins, its casting process and more.

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