David Ayer showed audiences the dark, dark side of police corruption with his screenplay for the 2001 Denzel Washington actioner Training Day but gives the other side of the coin some play in End of Watch, the story of playful, arrogant young hotheads Taylor and Zavala, partners who rib each other like brothers but would very truly lay down their lives for the other in this authentic look at life on the tough streets of L.A. that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
We were lucky enough to get to chat with the two leads - Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña - the lovely ladies who play their wives, Anna Kendrick and Natalie Martinez, and Ayer himself, who revealed that although his two partners had to learn to love each other, what we see on-screen amounts to a true friendship that shows life on the beat from the perspective of the good guys.
Find out what they all had to say about getting this riveting movie made below and catch up on all things TIFF right here.
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