"You don't know if a guy like Dwayne [Johnson] is gonna come in and have the same persona as The Rock, or, is he gonna be able to immerse himself," Barry Pepper told me at the recent Snitch press junket. "He was just so dedicated to the film...I was really impressed."
I sat down with Dwayne Johnson as well and asked him if he thinks that with racially diverse films like Snitch and the Fast and the Furious franchise, is Hollywood changing?
"When the intention is to create a movie that's authentic and that's real world...and the studio gets behind that and sees that vision and pushes all their chips in — well, then you get a movie like this where it IS racially diverse and it is the world that we live in today."
The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal also co-stars, and just wrapped Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street. Are there any similarities between blue collar and white collar crime?
"Trying to take the easy way out, desperation, doing what you can to get by...There's all sorts of motives for people to make bad decisions. I don't think it matters what room you wake up in," Bernthal said.
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