War on Everyone is a 2016 British crime comedy film directed and written by John Michael McDonagh. The film stars Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña and Theo James. We asked the cast about the film and their role in the production at the North American premiere at SXSW.
Terry Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bob Bolano (Michael Peña) are two crooked cops who frame and blackmail criminals. One of the shitbirds they bring the hammer down on is a strip-club manager named Birdwell (Caleb Landry Jones). Birdwell reports back to his eccentric boss, James Mangan (Theo James), a British ex-pat and gentleman–junkie. Terry and Bob pursue a campaign of intimidation against both Birdwell and Mangan, looking for a final, big payoff, and inadvertently discover Mangan’s dark and disturbing secret.