Sometime around the beginning of the 21st century, screenplays for high concept thrillers like Phone Booth – Colin Farrell is a man being terrorized in a phone booth – and Cellular – Chris Evans tries find a woman being held captive via a random celphone call – became in hot demand in Hollywood. Then, in 2010, Rodrigo Cortes took the high concept thriller to another level with Buried, sticking Ryan Reynolds in a box and limiting his environment to create far more claustrophobic thrills.
Actor Stephen Dorff has appeared in his share of thrillers, and he now can be seen in Brake directed by Gabe Torres, in which he plays a secret service agent who finds himself trapped in the trunk of a car speeding down a highway while a group of terrorists make threats on his life, that of his wife and even the President of the United States.
Brake acts as a showcase both for Dorff as an actor but also acts as his second film as a producer following Ric Roman Waugh’s Felon. And those who enjoyed Buried will probably find enough parallels to enjoy what Torres is able to do with very little.
A few weeks back, Shock Till You Drop spoke with Dorff about making the movie, a rather quick-paced chat in which the outspoken actor didn’t hold back his thoughts on other movies, including Buried.
In the video interview below, you can hear Dorff talk about:
Brake is now playing on Video on Demand and will get a limited theatrical release on March 23.