Russell's character in the upcoming heist comedy "The Black Marks" is a motorcycle daredevil, but he's not exactly as smooth as Snake Plissken, the ultra-cool biker dude Russell played in the iconic "Escape from New York" and "Escape from LA" flicks.
Crunch Calhoun, Russell's "Black Marks" character, is a bit of a screw-up. Sure, he can ride better than the average schmuck, but his daredevil performances end in crashes more often than not. Still, Crunch's affinity for speed makes him an ideal wheel-man for an art heist crew looking to land one last score.
"The Black Marks," directed by Jonathan Sobol ("A Beginner's Guide to Endings") boasts an impressive cast, including Jay Baruchel ("Tropic Thunder"), Matt Dillon ("There's Something About Mary"), Terence Stamp ("The Limey"), Kenneth Welsh ("The Aviator"), Jason Jones ("The Daily Show"), Chris Diamantopoulos ("24") and Katheryn Winnick ("Love and Other Drugs").
Moviefone caught up with Russell and Baruchel at a deserted international ferry terminal in Toronto's industrial port lands area, where the flick was being shot. We chatted about everything from motorcycles and heist flicks to why working with Russell makes Baruchel (physically and obviously) giddy.
Check out the Russell interview above, and the Baruchel interview below.