A detective’s search for his missing daughter opens up a new world Hypnosis. Ben Affleck stars as an Austin detective in which a criminal gets away with a clean sweep, putting him on the path of a hypnotist, a powerful hypnotist who can bend anyone’s mind to his needs.


Along with Affleck, the ensemble also participated Hypnosis Featuring Alice Braga, William Fichtner, JD Pardo, Dayo Okeniyi, Jeff Fahey, Jackie Earle Haley and Hala Finley. Featuring countless twists and mind-bending sequences, Robert Rodriguez’s sci-fi thriller is an exciting new effort in the genre.

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In honor of the film’s release, Screen Rat spoke exclusively to star William Fichtner to discuss HypnosisOne has to get to his last evil heart Armageddon Meet Ben Affleckand others.

William Fichtner on Hypnosis and Armageddon with Ben Affleck

William Fichtner Dellraine Hypnosis

Screen Rant: I’m really excited to talk about this Hypnosis. As the layers are cleared, your role becomes more interesting with each new opening. How about a script or want to be part of a project?

William Fichtner: It all starts with the script. This is a Robert Rodriguez film that gets all the cachet of everything. But this script, when I first read the script and of course I knew which character I was going to focus on, they asked me to look and I was blown away the first time I read it. I mean, you know, you’ve seen the movie, and I’m about a third of the way through and I’m like, “Wait a minute, really?”

And then it happens a few times, and personally, I am very excited about such events, such trips. Then, acting in something like that, especially with a character like Dellrayne, there’s nothing unattractive about it. Then, after reading the script and doing the zoom with him, I talked to Robert, and after talking to Robert for 15 minutes, I said, “When do I get on the plane to Austin?” I thought. I finally did after a month.

We’ve seen you play antagonists before, but there’s something different about Dellrayne than what we’ve seen in your previous work. What was it like trying to get into his heart and make him feel differently than we’ve seen you before?

William Fichtner: Good scripts tell you more, and the deeper you go, the more they tell you. I loved reading the script over and over because every time I read it, it seemed like there was something new, a new revelation about who the guy was. But in order to understand what hypnosis is and why they are all in this world, in the world of this film, this is the most important thing, once you are exposed to it, you suddenly realize that this is not a mysterious person. to be mysterious.

Who Dellraine is and what she wants is huge, because Alice Braga, who plays Diane, and Ben Affleck, who plays Danny Rourke (want), we’re all looking for the same thing. We have different reasons for wanting to go there, so I love traveling. As I’ve said a million times, preparing for a film is often as important to me as shooting it. I felt like that was especially the case with this movie because it was so much fun to imagine it and think about it, and then a little while later I’m in Austin and I was talking to Robert about it on set.

William Fichtner

Was there anything that wasn’t in the script that you brought to Dellrain that you really wanted to address to Robert?

William Fichtner: Yeah, there’s always things like that, conversations you have and things Robert has to share. Trust me, Robert is one of the people who listens to what Robert wants more than any director I’ve ever worked with, because I love his vision. I really wanted to hear what he was looking for every minute. But yes, there are things – and I don’t even know if I could (I remember them all), I don’t have a list of things that I think are my things, but who knows, I think I’m in the backyard with the dogs if you’ve been walking around, you suddenly find a way to turn your head and think, “Oh, that was some interesting thought process.”

It’s all actor talk, but there are things that you look for, all of a sudden, “Boy, this is true to who that guy is and the way he looks at things or the way he looks at things. the way you sit, the way you walk, the way something is.” That’s all part of the joy of doing it and understanding it. So, to get back to your question, are there things that are unique to Bill? Well, I hope so! (Laughs)

As someone who has enjoyed your work, the film is one of the things I really enjoyed and Ben Affleck movies will be Armageddon this is the meeting that will happen in the movie. Did you and Ben have time to reflect on your previous work together during this shoot?

William Fichtner: I think we probably laughed about it for a while, but not on anything specific that I can remember. But, I’m a fan of Ben, especially knowing he’s playing this Danny Rourke character. From the beginning, I thought, “Oh, this is a great choice.” I was in a movie with Alice Braga from Elysium, although we didn’t work together. But I’ll tell you, I’ve only seen the movie once and it’s amazing, and it’s so grounded in this journey and this story. Being on set with people like that when you’re playing these scenes, you don’t really have to fill in a lot of blanks because they’re so good and they’re so present. So I felt very lucky.

William Fichtner and Ben Affleck in Armageddon

By the way, do you want to sit on the sidelines and watch everyone in action?

William Fichtner: You know, when I read the script for the first time, and then I saw the screening of South by Southwest, the bank robberies set the tone for what’s going to happen at the beginning, and the movie is very good. and can be exciting. Every time I read this sequence, I thought it was so exciting, and I thought the same when I saw the movie. It’s hard to get out and watch it because you’re in it and I don’t want to be out, I want to be in it! But anyway, I hope this answers the question. (Laughs)

About hypnosis

Ben Affleck and Alice Braga talking to each other in Hypnotic.

Determined to find his missing daughter, Austin detective Danny Rourke instead finds himself going down a rabbit hole investigating a series of reality-shattering bank robberies, and he ends up losing everything and everyone in his world. questions the most basic assumptions about Aided by neurotic gifted psychic Diana Cruise, Rourke is simultaneously haunted and haunted by a deadly apparition – the man he believes holds the key to finding the missing girl – only more than he ever imagined. discovers more.

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