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06th Oct 2016

JOE meets the remarkably sound Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña to talk War On Everyone

Paul Moore

Here’s why football, getting drunk and beating up mimes is a very good thing.

It’s not everyday where you can compliment two film characters as being “incredibly lovable bastards” to their faces and still get a warm embrace, but in the case of Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña, it’s perfectly apt because their new film War On Everyone has absolutely everyone in its comedic crosshairs.

In case you haven’t heard, John Michael McDonagh, director of The Guard and Calvary, is back and his new buddy cop actioner is an absolute riot.

The film revolves around two corrupt cops in New Mexico who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he?

We caught up with the remarkably sound Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña, or Alex and Mike as we got to know them, to talk about a host of things. If you want to hear about their time in Ireland, John Michael McDonagh’s darker than a pint of Guinness script and how a drunken singalong at a football match landed Alexander his dream role, take a look.

JOE’s Paul Moore went to have a chat with the talented duo and you couldn’t meet two nicer men. We urge you to go and see War On Everyone because there’s nothing quite like it.

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