Patrick Wilson Talks ‘Fargo’ and Bruce Campbell’s Ronald Reagan

Actor Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring, Watchmen) stopped by to discuss his new film “Jack Strong” an espionage thriller coming out this Friday.

Wilson who is currently filming “The Conjuring 2,” also talked about his character Lou Solverson on season two of FX’x “Fargo.” He gave no details on Bruce Campbell’s performance as Ronald Reagan, but did give us a hearty laugh during the interview.

“It’s Lou right out of Navy and how much the war has taken a toll on him and to come home and find out that this country is not what he wanted, it’s not what he left. He’s concerned about the morality of this country. He’s got a little more fight,” said Wilson.

Shooting it was one of the most fun. When I read it I said, “You’ve got to be kidding me. That’s how I get to meet Ronald Reagan was pretty great” I’ll leave it at that. But Bruce, the guy is fantastic, to have him come play with us for a bit was pretty great. It was pretty special,” said Wilson.

In conversation Wilson only had praise for Michael Keaton’s portrayal of Ray Kroc in “The Founder.” The duo just wrapped up filming on the project due out on November 25, 2016.

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About “Jack Strong”

Level 33 Entertainment is proud to announce the release of the gripping international spy thriller JACK STRONG in select theaters across North America and on all Video On Demand platforms beginning July 24, 2015. The film stars Patrick Wilson (THE CONJURING, INSIDIOUS, TV’s “Fargo”), Dagmara Dominczyk (THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, KINSEY), Marcin Dorocinski (SPIES OF WARSAW), and Maja Ostaszewska (IN THE NAME OF) in the true story of one man who dared to challenge the Soviet empire. While planning the maneuvers of the Warsaw Pact forces, Polish army colonel Ryszard Kuklinski (Dorocinski) has access to the top secrets of the Communist Bloc. Upon learning that the American nuclear counterattack against the Soviet forces will be executed on Polish territory, Kuklinski starts a long and psychologically exhausting cooperation with a CIA Agent (Wilson) — putting his own life and the life of his wife and family in constant danger!

JACK STRONG was written and directed by Wladyslaw Pasikowski (AFTERMATH, Nominee – Best Director, Polish Film Awards) and received multiple Film Festival and Polish Film Award Nominations. Shot on location in Poland, Russia and the U.S., the film was produced by Klaudiusz Frydrych, Roman Gutek, and Sylwia Wilkos.

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
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