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‘Hell or High Water’ Exclusive Featurette: Ben Foster Discusses His Volatile, Protective Character in Acclaimed Indie Western

In the film, Foster co-stars as one of two brothers who carry out a series of bank robberies to save their family ranch.

Hell or High Water

“Hell or High Water”

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David Mackenzie’s “Hell or High Water” follows Toby and Tanner Howard (Chris Pine and Ben Foster), two brothers who carry out a series of bank robberies across West Texas in order to save their family ranch, while two Texas rangers, Marcus Hamilton (Jeff Bridges) and Alberto Parker (Gil Birmingham) are hot on their trail. The film was a commercial success, grossing $29 million worldwide on a $12 million budget, and was one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year. IndieWire’s own Eric Kohn says that it “resurrects the power of western mayhem done right.” Watch an exclusive featurette for the film below featuring Ben Foster, along with the film’s crew, discussing the volatile, protective Tanner Howard character.

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The film is directed by David Mackenzie, who previously directed the prison crime drama “Starred Up” and the sci-fi drama “Perfect Sense.” It was written by Taylor Sheridan, best known for playing Deputy Chief David Hale on the FX series “Sons of Anarchy,” who also wrote the screenplay for Denis Villeneuve’s crime-thriller “Sicario,” which was nominated for three Oscars last year.

READ MORE: ‘Hell or High Water’ Is The Indie Box-Office Hit of 2016, and Here’s How Taylor Sheridan Wrote It

“Hell or High Water” premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival. It will be released on Digital on November 8, and on Blu-ray and DVD on November 22.


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