The Purge Anarchy Exclusive: Frank Grillo on Where Purge Idea Came From!

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Frank Grillo stars in The Purge: Anarchy as a man on a mission. He is using the annual Purge, first showcased in 2013’s The Purge, to right a wrong. As teased in The Purge: Anarchy trailer, Grillo’s son was killed by a drunk driver who got away with it due to a technicality.

We caught up with Grillo for an exclusive video interview where the star of the second Purge film lets us in on where the idea of a once-a-year, 12-hour period where all crime is legal even came from.

“James DeMonaco, who wrote these two movies, has a wife who is a doctor -- a very passive woman. They got cut off on the freeway and she looked at him and said, ‘If I had one chance and could get away with it… I want to kill that guy,’” Grillo said. “That’s where this idea was born!”

Grillo, recently seen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, also teases his badass car he got to drive in The Purge: Anarchy and the complexities of filming at night for a month that can seriously mess with your head.   

The Purge: Anarchy opens July 18. To get ready, watch The Purge online and be sure to click through our slideshow below and enjoy all of our stills from The Purge: Anarchy.

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