Director Richard Shepard’s wild imagination allows him to write skewed or jaded characters that are as enticing as they are off-putting. Each of his so-called protagonists (if you can classify anyone as the “good guy” please tell us how) is so close to the breaking point but manages to find redemption at the very last second. One thing is for sure; whether it’s Pierce Brosnan as the assassin who is hilariously at the end of his rope or, in this case, Jude Law who has come apart in every possible way Shepard’s fantastic characters are so oddly appealing.
We sat with Richard for an in-depth interview. He talks to us about transforming Jude Law into Dom and preparing Jude for the role of a lifetime. Few writers can crate a character so against the grain and self-destructive but you still find yourself rooting for them…Dom is certainly one of them. Enjoy our session with writer/director Richard Shepard.
The film is written and directed by Richard Shepard and stars Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir and Emilia Clarke. Fox Searchlight Pictures have slated Dom Hemingway for a wide release in U.S. theaters on April 18th, 2014.
Jude Law plays DOM HEMINGWAY, a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous. After twelve years in prison, he sets off with his partner in crime Dickie looking to collect what he’s owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss Mr. Fontaine. After a near death experience, Dom tries to re-connect with his estranged daughter, but is soon drawn back into the only world he knows, looking to settle the ultimate debt.