End of Watch Premiere at BFI London Film Festival

End of Watch stars Michael Peña and Jake Gyllenhaal as south central Los Angeles cops and best friends who find themselves in the line of fire when they take on a powerful drugs cartel.

Superbly written and directed by David Ayer (Training Day), the film features incredible performances from Gyllenhaal and Peña, whose on-screen chemistry is so believable that you totally forget they’re acting.

At the BFI London Film Festival‘s premiere of End of Watch, I spoke to actor Michael Peña and producer John Lesher. Check out the videos to see what they had to say…

Michael Peña talks about having to build a bond with Jake Gyllenhaal after they didn’t get on initially, the terrible sights he witnessed on police ride-alongs and how he coped with those at the end of the day:

Producer John Lesher chats about the chemistry between Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, police ride-alongs, his new film Mississippi Grind with Jake Gyllenhaal, and working with End of Watch writer-director David Ayer on HBO’s version of Homeland:

The 56th BFI London Film Festival runs from 10 to 21 October 2012. Click here for more details.