EoM Senior Interviewer Thomas Manning recently sat down with writer and director Jesse V. Johnson (for the second time) to discuss his latest film, One Ranger. Johnson breaks down the film’s unique fusion of Texas and British culture, the stellar cast of actors, and the importance of creating a safe environment during production on action set pieces. Also, if you stick around for the end of the interview, Johnson shares an awesome Scott Adkins story.
If you prefer an audio version, you can listen to the full interview here:
British Intelligence meets Texas Justice in this white-knuckle action-thriller. A gunslinging Texas ranger (Thomas Jane) tracks a bank robber (Dean Jagger) across the desert— only to discover he’s an international terrorist set on detonating a bomb in the heart of London. When the lawman’s partner is killed, he is drawn into partnership with a British intelligence agent (Dominique Tipper) and her boss (John Malkovich) to bring the outlaw to justice — dead or alive.
In select theaters, on VOD, and digital May 5th, 2023.
Available on Blu-ray and DVD June 13th, 2023.
For more information, head to the official Lionsgate One Ranger webpage.
Q&A Friday, 5/5 with actor Thomas Jane & writer/director Jesse V. Johnson
Actor Thomas Jane (The Expanse, The Punisher, Boogie Nights) and director/writer Jesse V. Johnson (Debt Collectors, Avengement) will be conducting a Q&A in support of the film on Friday, May 5th following the 7:20pm showing at the Laemmle NoHo 7.
For more information or to purchase a ticket, head to the official Laemmle One Ranger webpage.
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. Additionally, he manages his own film review and interview site, The Run-Down on Movies. Recently, Manning graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a double-major in Communications and English. His passion for cinema and storytelling is rivaled only by his love for the music of Taylor Swift.