ComingSoon.net talked exclusively to The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow, writer Mark Boal and stars Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty, and you can watch the interviews using the player below!
Opening June 26th, The Hurt Locker is a riveting, suspenseful portrait of the courage under fire of the military’s unrecognized heroes: the technicians of a bomb squad who volunteer to challenge the odds and save lives doing one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. Three members of the Army’s elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad battle insurgents and one another as they search for and disarm a wave of roadside bombs on the streets of Baghdadin order to try and make the city a safer place for Iraqis and Americans alike. Their mission is clearprotect and savebut it’s anything but easy, as the margin of error when defusing a war-zone bomb is zero. This thrilling and heart-pounding look at the psychology of bomb technicians and the effects of risk and danger on the human psyche is a fictional tale inspired by real events by journalist and screenwriter Boal, who was embedded with a special bomb unit in Iraq. In Iraq, it is soldier vernacular to speak of explosions as sending you to “the hurt locker.”
Check out an earlier interview CS did with Bigelow and Boal here and look for another interview we did with actor Jeremy Renner later this week.