It’s rare to see a film that will make you laugh and cry within moments of each other. But Jim Cummings’s Thunder Road is one such movie, as the Sundance hit finally makes its way to UK cinemas.

It’s a masterclass of balancing themes, as a tragic, shocking, hilarious, moving comedy that you won’t be forgetting in a hurry. To celebrate the film’s release we sat down with Cummings to discuss his influences – which come from Britain, citing the likes of Armando Iannucci and Rik Mayall, while he also talks about risk-taking, which we see a fair bit of in this picture. This naturally leads into a quick chat about the scene where his character slaps a corpse (naturally), and he also speaks about his future and what he has in the pipeline…

Watch the full interview below:


Jim Cummings stars as a police officer from Texas who deals with the death of his mother while giving a heartfelt eulogy at her funeral. Inspired by the music of singer-songwriter, Bruce Springsteen.

Thunder Road is released on May 31st