'Triple 9's' Anthony Mackie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Clifton Collins Jr and Director Talk Diversity in Movie
- Category: Interviews
- Published: Tuesday, 23 February 2016 16:42
- Written by Lupe R Haas
What is diversity in Hollywood? TRIPLE 9 star Anthony Mackie jokes with CineMovie that his TRIPLE 9 co-star Chiwetel Ejiofor is the "poster child" for transcending color lines in Hollywood. TRIPLE 9 stars a diverse cast with Anthony Mackie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Clifton Collins Jr., Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Casey Affleck, Gal Gadot, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Ang and Kate Winslet sharing screen time in the crime thriller. TRIPLE 9 director John Hillcoat amassed a great group of talented actors while also reflecting a contemporary urban society. There are no token minorities in TRIPLE 9, and race is not an issue. TRIPLE 9 stars Anthony Mackie (Captain America: Civil War), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Doctor Strange), Clifton Collins Jr. (Pacific Rim, Westworld) and director John Hillcoat sit down with CineMovie to discuss Hollywood's diversity issue.
Anthony Mackie, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Clifton Collins Jr play a gang of criminals and corrupt cops planning a big heist and part of that plan includes distracting the police department with a triple 9 call which stands for officer down.