Liam Neeson and Director Joe Carnahan Take Us Behind the Scenes of The Grey in New Featurette
12.29.11 by BJSprecher
While most moviegoers living in the Northern United States are seeing (snow) white right about now, Open Road Films is hoping they'll see grey, as in The Grey, director Joe Carnahan's (The A-Team) new action thriller opening next month. Open Road debuted both a new trailer and an extended TV spot for the movie earlier this month, and now a behind-the-scenes featurette has been released online.
Titled "Into the Fray," the featurette primarily focuses on the star of the movie, Academy Award-nominated actor Liam Neeson (Schindler's List), and how he "went whole hog" for the role of an "oil-rig roughneck" who is forced to fend off the elements and ravenous wolves after his plane crashes in the Alaskan wilderness. Though Neeson admits in the featurette that he wasn't sure if he could "physically" handle the role — which required him to shoot on location in British Columbia, Canada, during the dead of winter — Carnahan credited his "stunning performance" with elevating the performances of the rest of the actors in the movie.
The Grey was written by Carnahan and author Ian Jeffers, who wrote the short story "Ghost Walkers" that inspired the movie. The cast includes Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, Dallas Roberts, Joe Anderson, Nonso Anozie and James Badge Dale.