Sherlock actor Martin Freeman is currently filming zombie thriller Cargo and revealed some secrets about filming in Australia.
As starter, Freeman admitted that he doesn’t like the mosquitoes in the outback that annoy him for days. Cargo is filming in coastal scrubland outside of Adelaide. However, this is not the reason why the actor would not stick around after the production wraps up. Freeman is scheduled to do two more films in the UK before Christmas.
Cargo is not all about zombies.
Martin Freeman told news.com.au: “I would never have done a zombie film in a million years, I mean truly, in a million years … The world doesn’t need another zombie film, it really doesn’t. But I just don’t think this is one.” Freeman also admitted that has told producers Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling that he doesn’t want to do a zombie film.
Producer Sam Jennings told The Hollywood Reporter that Freeman’s agent initially said that Cargo’s genre’s not really Freeman’s thing. However, the script impresses the actor. Apparently, Freeman found the story unexpectedly powerful. He said the father-daughter storyline is what made him agreed to a zombie movie.
Watch Martin Freeman’s Cargo movie trailer below.
Ramke describes Cargo as parallel stories of parental love. The movie follows a father who was been bitten by a zombie amidst an outbreak. Freeman’s character Andy only have 48 hours to find a safe place for his baby daughter before the infection takes hold. By then he becomes a zombie too.
Martin Freeman has been known for playing Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit film trilogy. He also portrayed Sherlock Holmes’s sidekick in BBC series Sherlock and also played an insurance salesman in comedy-crime drama Fargo. Freeman also appeared in Captain America: Civil War.
Cargo also stars David Gulpilil (Charlie’s Country) and Anthony Hayes (War Machine). Caren Pistorius (The Light Between Oceans), Susie Porter (Puberty Blues) and newcomer Simone Landers will also appear in the movie.