It’s not often you get to hear all of a press conference with such impressive people. But we were part of a special press conference about the World War II thriller, where writer/director David Ayer (End of Watch), Logan Lerman (Noah, Percy Jackson, Perks of Being a Wallflower) Jon Bernthal (Walking Dead, Wolf of Wall Street) and our old friend Michael Peña. And you can hear it all right here.
It was a very “male” press conference, extolling the virtues of punching fellow actors in the face as a trust exercise and the joys of stinkin’ up the set, but the affection, respect, and camaraderie is audible with every Q&A. Rather than paraphrase it, just set aside 30 minutes to listen to it all.
Fury is a fairly rare thing in Hollywood these days: a war movie, set in World War II—April, 1945, to be exact. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Out-numbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
It’s exciting, unexpected, and even a little emotional. And it opens Friday, October 17 all across the country. Here’s the conference: