Jim Sturgess interview: The British actor talks up his role in this weekend’s Geostorm

The Hollywood News talks to one of the stars of new action-adventure film Geostorm. You can check out our exclusive Jim Sturgess interview below.

In cinemas this weekend is Independence Day and Stargate producer Dean Devlin‘s massive disaster epic Geostorm, a frenetic action-adventure movie set in a world where we are able to control the weather. This is all down to Gerard Butler’s Jake Lawson, who has invented a device called the ‘Dutchboy’, a network of satellites that can control the climate all around the world.

Jim Sturgess interview
Jim Sturgess in Geostorm

Jake, ousted by his own company shortly after ‘Dutchboy’ went live, is called upon by his brother, Max (Jim Sturgess), who is now a top-notch suit at the White House after the device starts to fail. Jake must travel into orbit to the International Space Station to try and stop its destructive force before it wipes out humanity.

Jim Sturgess interview

The film opens in cinemas today, and this week, we managed to catch up with one of the stars of the film, Jim Sturgess, to talk about working on it, what appealed to him about his character, and what it was like to go one-on-one with co-star Ed Harris, who plays a high-level politician in the piece.

Related: Watch the Geostorm trailer

He also commented on the very relevant message contained in the film.

“It’s not a genre of film I’ve done before,” Sturgess told us. “I was really excited of the scale of the film, but then I was really pleased that something so big and entertaining could also weave in a pretty necessary message about climate change.”

Here’s the rest of what he had to say about the film. Keep it THN for a full review of Geostorm on the site later today.