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Don’t ever underestimate the lethalness of a well-armed woman.
In “Everyly,” Salma Hayek plays a woman who is defending herself in her apartment upon waves of assassins sent by her ex, a mob boss.
In an exclusive phone interview, Latino-Review caught up with Hayek’s co-star, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, to discuss about this shoot’em up action movie. She talked about Hayek, Lynch and the preparation involved in the film.
“Everyly” is currently available on iTunes and is in limited theater release at certain cities.
Latino-Review: You have a movie coming up called “Everly.” Could you tell my on why you were attracted to that film?
- Gig Patta
Joe Lynch has directed a number of films over the past eight years, including Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, Knights of Badassdom, and the “Zom-b-Movie” segment of 2011’s Chillerama anthology, but I’ve never felt like we’ve seen a film that was truly 100% his voice. That all changes, though, with Everly, his gut-punch love letter to the modern action film, a raucous and wickedly fun time that manages to be way more heartfelt and emotionally-charged than its over-the-top brutality and balls-out gunplay might otherwise suggest. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a truly badass female hero get her cinematic due, but everything about Lynch’s latest gets it just right.
In Everly, we meet the titular prostitute (Salma Hayek) on Christmas Eve right after she’s been subjected to a brutal gang-rape orchestrated by a Yakuza mob boss who isn’t thrilled with her recent betrayal of him and his organization. »
- Heather Wixson
Writer/director Joe Lynch has distinguished his filmmaking career by taking projects that are fairly different than one another. From the underrated Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007) to Knights of Badassdom (2013), and finally to this year’s Everly, Lynch seems determined to keep himself fresh by not sticking to a single genre. Everly, which stars Salma Hayek as a woman trapped in her apartment while her Yakuza boyfriend sends a legion of killers to murder her before she can talk to the FBI, is Lynch’s latest exercise in stylish genre filmmaking.
david j. moore: You’ve dabbled in different genres. I remember when I saw Wrong Turn 2, I was pretty surprised that it was as good as it was.
Joe Lynch: It kind of snuck up on people. They were expecting it to be a straight-to-video knock off of the original film, »
- Gary Collinson
3 items from 2015
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