Who likes standing outside in the snow and freezing cold for hours on end? No one, but having material like Zach Dean’s screenplay for Deadfall and collaborators like director Stefan Ruzowitzky, Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Sissy Spacek, Kris Kristofferson and Kate Mara certainly helps.
Bana and Wilde lead as Addison and Liza, siblings who just pulled off a casino heist. However, while making off with their loot, they get into a car crash leaving them no choice, but to escape on foot. They split up, Addison heading into the woods and Liza taking the road where she hitches a ride with Jay (Hunnam). While she’s all comfy cozy at a local bar and motel, Addison is out battling subzero temperatures and the local cops for his freedom and life.
As Deadfall just made its big debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, Ruzowitzky and Bana were in town to discuss the project. We run through everything from getting into Addison’s head to working with a powerhouse ensemble cast to working on the more physically demanding moments and more. Give it a watch for yourself in the video below.