Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Win Premiere Tickets
To see Mission: Impossible in Vienna.
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
First Trailer For Secret In Their Eyes
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Julia Roberts hunt a murderer
Five Minutes Of M:I-5 To Screen Before Terminator Genisys
Catch the opening of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation early
New Trailer For Zach Galifianakis' Masterminds
‘That bullet just grazed my biscuits…’
Justin Lin Confirms Star Trek Beyond's Title
And tweets a first pic
Paul Feig Offers A Look At The New Ghostbusters Uniforms
Update! Now with added Proton Pack
Guardians Of The Galaxy Sequel Is Called Vol. 2
Kevin Feige lets slip, James Gunn confirms
Matt Gerald Joins Nicolaj Coster-Waldau In Shot Caller Cast
Daredevil's Melvin gets some action
Daniel Radcliffe Recruited For Surreal Indie Swiss Army Man
Paul Dano and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are also aboard
Guillermo Del Toro Reportedly Departs DC's Dark Universe
As Sandman and other Vertigo titles switch to New Line
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 June 2015
Teaser Trailer For Stephen Frears' The Program Cycles In
Ben Foster is Lance Armstrong
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Double (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Cuban Fury (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The World's End (2013)
Empire Star Rating
This Is 40 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Exclusive: Nick Frost Talks Cuban Fury
'I want to look like Tony Montana'

03 May 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

submit to reddit

Exclusive: Nick Frost Talks Cuban Fury

When news of Nick Frost's salsa epic Cuban Fury started to filter through, and when Chris O'Dowd was lured onto the dancefloor to play the film's hissable villain Drew, there was great rejoicing in these parts. After all, who isn't ready to watch a dancefloor dust-off between this pair of comedy titans.

It starts shooting in seven weeks with newcomer James Griffith behind the camera and Fresh Meat's Jon Brown providing the script. So what to do but pick up the phone to Frost for the low-down on the film? "It’s a romantic-comedy but with fantastic, real dancing," he explains. "We’re going to go down the Strictly Ballroom route. The dancing will be fiery and passionate and beautiful to watch, with me and Chris O’Dowd pratting about when we’re not dancing."

Hard as it's going to be to hiss the ever-loveable O'Dowd, Frost warns that it may prove necessary. As lothario Drew, the Irishman plays alpha-male ying to our hero Bruce Garrett's (Frost) yang. "Drew is the bad guy of the piece," says Frost. "He's a very attractive, confident, tall man, who’s a hit with the ladies and he's also the boss of the company where we find Bruce feeling downtrodden."

O'Dowd's casanova also boasts salsa skills that make him a serious rival on the dancefloor too. Expect minimal CGI'ed hip motion from the pair; both are undergoing separate salsa boot camps with top choreographer Richard Marcel to nail their moves. "They’re keeping us apart, like Rumble Fish," laughs Frost, "but I’m told that he’s a very lovely, agile man."

Five months of five-hours-a-day training and he's still feeling spry. "The hips are fine! I’m really enjoying it which I didn’t think I would because the whole idea for the film came from a fear of dancing."

But if you were musing that Cuban Fury would do to salsa dancing what Blades Of Glory did to ice-skating, Frost urges a rethink: "I quickly realised that if you parodied salsa in any way, you’d probably be opened up by a bunch of angry Cubans. This is a romantic-comedy, but with with fantastic, real dancing.

"I’m looking forward to the costumes too. I’m imagining lots of slightly flared, tight white trousers. I want to look like Tony Montana."


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

End Of Watch Trailer Online
Jake Gyllenhal clocks on and cops out
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
100 Greatest Movie Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains exclusively revealed!

Bonfire Of The Vanities: When Personal Projects Go Wrong
15 hubristic horrors that went straight to movie jail

Podcast 167: Emily Mortimer, Robert Sheehan, Corin Hardy
It's the live Edinburgh special round 2!

The 15 Most Exciting Games Of E3
The greatest games currently winging their way towards a console near you

Distribution Denied! 25 Films You Can't Get On DVD
The movies that have never seen the transfer to digital disc

Hollywood Jackanory: Stars Reading Things Out Of Context
From Ian McKellen vs. One Direction to Hugh Jackman vs. baking innuendos

Before And After: How 10 Books Changed On Their Way To Becoming Movies
...And how their authors reacted

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)