Free Fire is set in Boston in 1978. The story, which Wheatley is pitching as a muscular crime flick in the spirit of Jean-Pierre Melville (Le Samouraï), Howard Hawks (The Big Sleep), Walter Hill (The Driver) and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf Of Wall Street), charts the fallout from a gun-running hook-up orchestrated by Brie Larson (The Spectacular Now) in a deserted warehouse. At its centre are two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy and Michael Smiley), on a connect with a pair of arms traffickers, Ord (Armie Hammer) and Vernon (Sharlto Copley), but soon wishing they had given the whole enterprise a wide berth when the bullets start flying. Cue a desperate battle for survival.
Free Fire will arrive in UK cinemas on 31 March.