There are few people as respected both in Hollywood and in South Central Los Angeles as filmmaker David Ayer, mainly due to his previous work writing Training Day and directing Street Kings.
He’s back on the streets of South Central with End of Watch, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as Officers Brian Taylor and Mike Zavala, two beat policemen who have been filming their rounds for a film project. Constantly clowning around, the two soon find themselves in over their heads when they uncover a crime scene with connections to the Mexican cartel.
Open Road Films brought Ayer’s latest to the 37th Toronto International Film Festival, and that’s where ComingSoon.net had a chance to sit down with the filmmaker for an extended interview on the movie as well as talking about his upcoming movie Ten (also known as “Breacher”), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington.
Before we get to that, Open Road gave ComingSoon.net an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of End of Watch which talks about how they made sure that it was more realistic than most of the police movies we see. You can watch in the video player below!
(Incidentally, this interview was done after the video interviews we’ll be sharing later this week.)
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