It’s Directed by The Last King of Scotland director Kevin Macdonald, and Law plays Robinson, who is down on his luck. “He’s been kicked out of the British Navy. He loses his job at marine salvage, too. But then, Robinson discovers a Russian U-boat that he believes to contain Russian gold sent to Hitler as a bribe — and he has his mission.” The director of the movie talked about casting Law in the film with EW, saying,
“I wanted somebody in their middle age and who was British and who could convincingly be a blue-collar guy. If you look around Hollywood, there aren’t very many who look like that and certainly not stars. I went to see him thinking ‘well Jude Law is great, but he’s not really him.’”
Macdonald went on to compare the film to others, such as Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) and Das Boot (1981), saying,
“They’re incredibly tense, exciting films because of the claustrophobia and the sense that you’re somewhere you shouldn’t be. Like in space, if something goes wrong, you’re dead”
According to the report they shot 80% of the movie on a real Russian submarine from the 1960s. He also explained that the film is a reaction to the economy and the state of skilled laborers.
“It’s about those people fighting back, the people who have been laid off and lost their jobs and blamed the big corporations and blame the establishment and the political system for the sh– lives that they’ve got. This is a way not only to get revenge but to get rich.” Law is a awesome actor, and this movie sounds like it’s going to be amazing! I enjoy these kinds of movies, and I can’t wait to see how it turns out! Hopefully we’ll see a trailer for it soon.