It’s a crime/comedy movie about two rivaling crime robbing syndicates trying to beat each other to the same deals. Pretty generic, right?
The twist is that they don’t really know anyone on the other side of the war and one day, the top agents go to steal the prize jewel, run into each other and end in a fight that results in their masks being taken off.
Turns out, the two groups are clones of each other and all the main ones are played by actors that are always confused because they look so similar.
Tom Hardy and Logan Marshal Green
Jeffery Dean Morgan and Javier Bardem
Amy Adams and Isla Fisher
Keira Knightly and Natalie Portman
The teams even have their own janitors/voice of reason!
Rupert Grint and Ed Sheeran
And, of course, the leader of both gangs and eventual main villain are Elijah Woods and Daniel Radcliffe.
It was all because of Ed Sheeran, Ed and I are friends… The story goes that they were singing a song of mine together the night they were in the studio together, they were singing “Set The Fire To The Third Bar” which is a song that I sing with Martha Wainwright. And it was like, ‘Gary lives just about a mile away from the studio, so you want me to get him in?’ So she said, 'Yes, bring him in.’ And I went into the studio and I actually ended up singing on the song that Taylor and Ed did for that album, the Red album. And then I can’t remember whether I asked Taylor or she asked me - it might have been me asking her - if she wanted to write a song together. We went in together, myself, Taylor and Jacknife Lee, who’s Snow Patrol’s producer. We did that song “The Last Time” in a day. In one day we wrote and recorded it and finished it all, that was all done in a day. So that’s very fast how she works, which is extraordinary really. I think that’s probably the fastest that we’ve ever finished or completed a song. So she’s extraordinarily talented and great to work with.
Gary Lightbody about working with Taylor and writing “The Last Time” - KFM 981 (September 2nd 2019)