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Operation Seawolf | Hiram A. Murray and Steven Luke Interview

Hiram A. Murray in Operation Seawolf

World War II generated many fascinating stories that are remembered and forgotten. For Hiram A. Murray, his portrayal of Captain Samuel Gravely Jr. highlights his career as the first African-American officer of a Navy ship as he defends the United States against any Nazi invasion.

The film stars Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV) as a Nazi submarine captain hell-bent on seeking the Americans’ destruction at the war’s tail end. It also stars Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Andrew Stecker (The Last Son), and Apostolos Glairmis (War Pigs). Steven Luke (The Great War) directed and wrote the film.

Here is the official synopsis:

In the last days of WWII, Germany desperate for any last grasp to defeat the allied powers, looked to their last remaining weapons and soldiers. The German Navy and the last remaining U-Boats formed together for one last mission to attack the United States Homeland. Captain Hans Kessler (Lundgren), a grizzled submarine commander from both world wars, is called into service to help turn the tide of the war. The mission was soon to be known as Operation Seawolf.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with actor Hiram A. Murray and director Steven Luke about WWII stories, Captain Samuel L. Gravely Jr., production sets, and Dolph Lundgren.

Hiram A. Murray started his acting career in 1999 on the CBS television show Now and Again. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps after the events of 9/11 and rose to the rank of Captain. He returned to acting, which led him to projects with Fox’s Touch with Kiefer Sutherland, Lethal Weapon with Damon Wayans, and the horror-comedy film Scout’s Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse. From 2015 to 2018, he had a recurring role on the popular soap opera General Hospital and most recently starred with Chris Pratt in Prime Video’s series The Terminal List.

Steven Luke directed the war movies Battle of the Bulge: Winter War which starred Tom Berenger, and The Great War with Ron Perlman and Billy Zane. His other works included Souvenirs starring James Cromwell and The Deep End, which earned him a Best Actor recognition at the 2011 Fischgaard Short Film Competition.

Operation Seawolf is available On Demand today and will be released digitally on Tuesday, October 25.

Watch the exclusive interview with Hiram A. Murray and Steven Luke below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

For interviews and news pitches, contact Gig Patta at [email protected].

Source: Shout Factory, LRM Online Exclusive

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