Anthony Mackie talks ‘Gangster Squad’ movie theater shooting scene (AUDIO)

Posted on January 14, 2013 /Film


Anthony Mackie sat down for a lively interview with “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” to promote his new film Gangster Squad, which is currently playing in theaters nationwide.

In the interview, Mackie gives details on the film’s movie theater shooting scene that had to be scrapped  following the horrific Aurora movie theater shooting in Colorado last year.

“It was one of the first examples of life imitating art,” said Mackie. “We follow the guy into the Grauman’s Chinese Theater—which is like the iconic theater of the country—we follow him down the isle and  he comes from behind the screen and just starts mowing down people in the movie theater, which is exactly what happened in Colorado. We kind of boshed that and shot a new scene in Chinatown to replace that.”

Listent to Mackie talk about his potential for reaching a higher lever of fame in his forthcoming film “Captain America,” the disadvantage of working with the Rock, and his practical New Year’s resolution in the interview below. Check out “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” weekdays from 6-10 am to hear more from your favorite celebrities!