To celebrate the release of Bullet Train, which opens in UK cinemas this week, we had the distinct pleasure of chatting with some of the film’s eclectic cast about the new action/thriller/comedy set to take the late summer by storm.
In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug’s latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe – all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives – on the world’s fastest train…and he’s got to figure out how to get off. From the director of Deadpool 2, David Leitch, the end of the line is only the beginning of a wild, non-stop thrill ride through modern-day Japan.
Chatting to Taylor-Johnson and Henry, who portray Lemon and Tangerine in the film, we talk about the lure of Brad Pitt, the film’s excellent mix of action and comedy, Thomas the Tank Engine, and childhood heroes and, in one of the funniest moments in our years interviewing films stars, we see their reaction to an internet video that should have been in the film.
Next, we chat to King about her role in the film, her enjoyment, and excitement at her current slate of movies, and much more Pitt love, whilst director David Leitch tells us about the film’s genesis, getting the balance right between the crossing genres, having Pitt doing more comedy and his thoughts on theatrical vs streaming.
You can watch the full interviews below:
Bullet Train opens in UK cinemas on August 3rd.