Watch: Vinnie Jones is under pressure in Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins
Vinnie Jones is joining the Rise of the Footsoldier saga for new entry Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins, the fifth film in the long-running crime saga.
The footballer-turned-actor plays fearsome doorman Bernard O’Mahoney in the new gangster thriller which will be coming to cinemas on 3 September. We’re thrilled to share a brand new look at the film above, which shows O’Mahoney being threatened in a laundrette.
The X-Men and Lock Stock star appears alongside Keith Allen in the brutal account of how real-life, ‘hard-as-nails’ Falklands War veteran Tony Tucker came to be involved in one of the most notorious gangland murders in British history.
Craig Fairbrass returns as Pat Tate for the film which also stars PH Moriarty, Billy Murray, Michelle Collins, George Russo, and Roland Manookian.
The film is directed by Nick Nevern from a script he co-wrote with producer Andrew Loveday.
Here’s a synopsis: “When a down-on-his-luck Tony Tucker lands a job as a nightclub doorman after saving the owner’s grandson, he will do whatever it takes to rise to the top of the game. Teaming up with Essex heavyweight Bernard O’Mahoney at the height of the 1980s rave scene, Tucker could do no wrong.
“A voracious appetite for money, drugs, and a glamorous lifestyle soon develops, fueling his growingly audacious ventures and seeing him join forces with Pat Tate and Craig Rolfe to capitalise on the drug-boom.
“Packed with fights, revenges, and explosions, the ultimate origin story brings Rise of the Footsoldier full circle, and tackles many of the franchise’s previously unanswered questions.”
Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins is only in cinemas from 3 September. Watch Vinnie Jones talking about X-Men below.