Jack O’Connell looks set to be 2014’s breakout star, with a leading role in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken (a movie which is released just in time for awards season) and a recent appearance in prison drama Starred Up.
After glowing reviews for the actor following the movie’s premiere at this year’s Berlin Film Festival – you can find the HeyUGuys verdict by clicking
Jack O’Connell plays Gary Hook, a young British soldier accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape.
The impressive cast also includes Sean Harris (Deliver Us From Evil), Killian Scott (Calvary), Martin McCann (X Plus Y), and Charlie Murphy. Directed by newcomer Yann Demange with a screenplay by acclaimed writer Gregory Burke (Black Watch), ’71 is set to be released in the UK on October 10th.