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Travis Fimmell has very harsh words for anyone who makes his Vietnam War film ‘some political thing’

‘This is about a group of brave Aussies that deserve our respect’: Travis Fimmell and Luke Bracey reveal why their new film about the Vietnam War isn’t ‘political’

Travis Fimmell stars alongside Luke Bracey in the new war drama, Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan.

But Travis, 40, who also co-directed the film, has a warning for anyone who would seek to make his film ‘political’. 

Speaking to Confidential, the Australian star said: ‘I hope there’s no w**kers that make it some political thing.’ 

'We want it to be a statement about ordinary blokes': On Monday, Travis Fimmell (pictured) had some harsh words for anyone who makes his new Vietnam War film 'some political thing'

‘We want it to be a statement about ordinary blokes’: On Monday, Travis Fimmell (pictured) had some harsh words for anyone who makes his new Vietnam War film ‘some political thing’

He added: ‘This is about a group of brave Aussies that really deserve our respect.’

Actor Luke shared his co-star’s sentiment, telling the paper that it was ultimately a ‘simple’ story about friendship and the Australian spirit. 

He said: ‘We want it to be a statement about ordinary blokes doing extraordinary things and mateship’. 

Speaking to Confidential , the Australian star said: 'I hope there's no w**kers that make it some political thing'. Pictured: A scene from the new film, Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

Speaking to Confidential , the Australian star said: ‘I hope there’s no w**kers that make it some political thing’. Pictured: A scene from the new film, Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

He added: 'This is about a group of brave Aussies that really deserve our respect.' Pictured: A scene from the new film, Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

He added: ‘This is about a group of brave Aussies that really deserve our respect.’ Pictured: A scene from the new film, Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

New film: Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (pictured) is set in August 1966 during the Vietnam war and tells the story of 108 young Australian and New Zealand soldiers

New film: Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (pictured) is set in August 1966 during the Vietnam war and tells the story of 108 young Australian and New Zealand soldiers  

Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan is set in August 1966 among a backdrop of the Vietnam war. 

It deals with the story of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers facing the fight of their lives. 

The small group were outnumbered when they came up against 2500 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers.

Actor Luke Bracey (pictured) shared his co-star's sentiment, telling the paper that it was ultimately a 'simple' story: 'We want it to be a statement about ordinary blokes doing extraordinary things and mateship' he said

Actor Luke Bracey (pictured) shared his co-star’s sentiment, telling the paper that it was ultimately a ‘simple’ story: ‘We want it to be a statement about ordinary blokes doing extraordinary things and mateship’ he said 

Travis co-directed the film alongside lauded Australian director Kriv Stenders  best known for the touching drama Red Dog. 

As well as directing duties, Travis wears multiple hats, also starring in the lead role of Major Harry Smith. 

Former Home and Away star turned Hollywood actor Luke takes on the role of Sergeant Bob Buick. 

Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan will open in Australia on August 8th. 

Soon: Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan will open in Australia on August 8th

Soon: Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan will open in Australia on August 8th

 

Daily Mail UK

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