A lot of great movies have passed through the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival so far, and one of the most-buzzed-about films is “‘71,” an intense military thriller featuring rising star Jack O’Connell. The film is set for its Canadian premiere on Sept. 10.
Directed by first-time feature filmmaker Yann Demange, “‘71” is set against the backdrop of “The Troubles” in early 1970s Belfast. Demange’s directorial style has been favourably compared to the work of “Bourne” series director Paul Greengrass, so unsurprisingly, the film is an intense and violent story that required a lot from O'Connell.
“There’s nobody else that could have played this part,” Demange told Yahoo Movies Canada about the actor. “I met a lot of boys, but when I met Jack -- we went to a pub and had a couple of pints-- straight away I was like this guy has an old school masculinity that you just don’t see nowadays in boys of his generation. They all grow up waxing and doing bikram now, even the working classRead More »from TIFF 2014: Jack O’Connell is one to watch in Toronto