In this conversation, EoM contributor Thomas Manning speaks with director Jesse V. Johnson about his new World War II action drama Hell Hath No Fury, from Well Go USA Entertainment. During the interview, Johnson takes a deep dive into his action filmmaking process, working with lead actress Nina Bergman, the influences of Sidney Lumet and Sergio Leone on his storytelling, and capturing the distinctive sound design found in the film.
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“Hell Hath No Fury” is the story of one woman who single-handedly takes on the might of the German war machine, the French resistance, and a band of US infantrymen. Branded a traitor by her countrymen, French national Marie DuJardin is rescued by American soldiers on one condition: to survive, she must lead them to a cache of gold—before the Nazis return to claim it for themselves.
In theaters November 5th, 2021.
Available on digital November 9th, 2021.
Thomas Manning is a member of the NCFCA and SEFCA, and also the co-host of the television show and radio program “Meet Me at the Movies.” He has served as a production assistant and voting member on the Film Selection Committee for the Real to Reel Film Festival. He is currently studying film, television, and English at Gardner-Webb University.