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The Mauritanian: Release Date and Trailer Revealed

The Mauritanian: Release date and trailer revealed Based on a true story, The Mauritanian stars Jodie Foster (Inside Man), Tahar Rahim (A Prophet), Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), and Zachary Levi (Shazam!). The film hits digital on April 20, and Blu-Ray and DVD on May 11 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. RELATED: Jodie Foster to Direct Drama Based On 1911 Mona Lisa Theft The Mauritanian follows one man’s decades-long fight for freedom an...
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Exclusive ‘The Mauritanian’ Featurette: Cast of the Guantanamo Drama Praise Director Kevin Macdonald’s Dedication to Realism

The Mauritanian is a harrowing drama that tells the true story of Guantanamo Bay prisoner Mohamedou Ould Salahi, who was held in the detention camp for 14 years without charge. Despite the years of torture — both physical and mental — Salahi managed to emerge from Guantanamo Bay and write a book about his trials, which has become feature film that is alternately a legal thriller and disturbing prison drama. This approach was steered by director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), who i...
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Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald's leap from Glasgow to Guantanamo Bay

The Glasgow director who won an Oscar for The Last King of Scotland points his lens to Guantanamo Bay in his new film.
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‘Mothership’: Halle Berry to Star in Netflix Sci-Fi Flick from ‘Bridge of Spies’ Writer Matt Charman

After more 30 years in the industry, Halle Berry is set to make her feature directorial debut with Bruised, an MMA fighter drama which will be released by Netflix sometime this year. The coming release has apparently kicked off a strong relationship between Berry and the streamer, with the actress now signing on to star in a new Netflix sci-fi thriller called Mothership, to be directed by Oscar-nominated Bridge of Spies writer Matt Charman. Collider reports that Matt Charman is set to make h...
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‘The Mauritanian’ Trailer: Jodie Foster Plays a Lawyer Defending a Man Accused of Terrorism

In Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, Tom Hanks plays a lawyer tasked with defending a man accused of being an enemy of the United States. In The Mauritanian, it’s Jodie Foster‘s turn to do the same thing – but her client is actually innocent. The film tells the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim), who was detained at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp for 14 years without being charged. Shailene Woodley (Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars) co-stars as Foster’s character’s assistant...
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'They're braver than I am': How Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald turned 300,000 videos into his latest film

The Oscar-winning filmmaker has carved a career out of telling the stories of extraordinary people. But his latest film is about all of us.
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One Final Trailer for 'The Mauritanian' Film - Now Playing in Theaters

"Rough justice… That's what this administration wants." STX has released one more final trailer for The Mauritanian, the true story legal thriller filmmaker Kevin Macdonald about a prisoner in Guantanamo Bay. Based on the book "Guantanamo Diary" by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the film tells the story of a detainee at the US military's Gitmo detention center who is held without charges for over a decade. He hopes for help from a new defense attorney. Their controversial advocacy, with new evidence ...
Tags: Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Trailer, US, Gitmo, Indies, Kevin Macdonald, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, To Watch, Tahar Rahim, Guantanamo Bay Based


Read the Screenplay for ‘The Mauritanian’ (EXCLUSIVE)

You can now read the screenplay for “The Mauritanian,” based on Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s 2015 memoir “Guantanamo Diary,” here. The script, from M.B. Travern and Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani, was directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin MacDonald and stars Tahar Rahim as Slahi and Jodie Foster as Nancy Hollander, the attorney who took on his […]
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‘The Mauritanian’ Star Tahar Rahim on His Long Road Back to Hollywood [Interview]

Tahar Rahim, whose soulful and wrenching performance practically carries the true-life Guantanamo drama The Mauritanian, has become an unexpected awards season dark horse this year. He has already earned a Golden Globe nomination for his turn as Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian who was detained at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp for 14 years without charge. It’s a dynamite performance that comes more than 10 years after his breakout role, A Prophet, which first turned him into an awards da...
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Nat Geo Thai Cave Rescue Documentary Will Be Helmed By ‘Free Solo’ Directors

Nat Geo has brought in Free Solo directors E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin to take over an upcoming Thai cave rescue documentary about the 2018 rescue of a boys soccer team that became trapped inside a flooded cave in Thailand. One Day in September filmmaker Kevin Macdonald had originally been attached to direct the doc, but Macdonald has left the project due to timing issues. The Wrap is reporting that Nat Geo has brought in Free Solo fiilmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin to handl...
Tags: Documentary, True Story, E. Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Thai Cave Rescue Docuseries


‘Pelé’ Trailer: Netflix Documentary Tracks the Career of the Soccer Superstar

You may not know the name Edson Arantes do Nascimento, but I’d bet that even if you don’t know anything at all about sports, you’ll recognize his alter ego: Pelé. That’s the short and direct title of a new documentary coming to Netflix this month which showcases Pelé’s rise to fame as a Brazilian soccer prodigy, his incredible accomplishments on the pitch, and how he became an international icon and an outspoken political figure who advocated for those less fortunate than himself. Check out the...
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‘Life in a Day 2020’ Review: Slickly Crowdsourced YouTube Doc Sticks to Old Forms in a Changing Age of Video

It’s been precisely a decade since the first edition of “Life in a Day” debuted at Sundance, though in internet years, that amounts to several eons. YouTube was young, Facebook was the hip subject of a hot movie, and TikTok was not yet a glimmer in a millennial developer’s eye. The film’s concept was simple […]
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Life in a Day: Kevin Macdonald says film 'reinforces everyone's similarities'

Kevin Macdonald's documentary features personal videos from across the world - all shot on the same day.
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Life in a Day 2020: Kevin Macdonald says documentary 'reinforces everyone's similarities'

British director Kevin Macdonald's new documentary of personal videos from around the world giving a snapshot on 25 July 2020.
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Apple Orders Two-Part Oprah Winfrey Biographical Documentary

Apple has ordered a two-part Oprah biographical documentary for its TV+ streaming service, reports Deadline. Academy Award-winner Kevin MacDonald is re-teaming with Emmy-nominated producer Lisa Erspamer and her banner Happy Street Entertainment on the project. The pair previously made Whitney Houston biographical doc Whitney.The documentary will reportedly chronicle 25 years of American history "through the lens of one show and one woman who rose from humble roots to become a globally famous ta...
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‘The Mauritanian’ Review: The Quiet Dignity of Tahar Rahim Anchors a Tough Post-9/11 Legal Drama

When Kevin Macdonald set out to make “The Mauritanian,” the director must have found himself identifying to some degree with defense attorney Nancy Hollander. The lawyer, played here by Jodie Foster, braved insult and scorn when she took up the case of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who was arrested in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist […]
Tags: Reviews, Jodie Foster, Kevin Macdonald, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Tahar Rahim, Nancy Hollander, The Mauritanian, Tough Post


Pandemic-Era Heroes: He stays connected to Santa Clarita’s seniors during crisis

Pandemic-Era Heroes Name: Kevin MacDonald Age: 57 Hometown: Santa Clarita Role: CEO at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center Quote: “The banquet hall was being filled every day with about 400 people coming for lunch every day. We turned that program into a drive-thru as soon as the pandemic hit.” Latest installment in a series of stories about people who have made a big difference in the community during a time framed by the coronavirus pandemic There’s no reason why a person 60 or older c...
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Sundance 2021 Lineup Includes Films From Edgar Wright, Ben Wheatley, and More – Here Are 10 Films We’re Excited to See

The Sundance Institute has announced its lineup of movies for next month’s annual film festival, which has been radically revamped because of the pandemic. Sundance 2021 will feature virtual screenings accessible to people across the country from the comfort of their own homes, as well as in-person theatrical offerings through drive-ins and independent arthouses in select cities. /Film will be covering the festival remotely, and I’ve combed through today’s complete list of films and selected 10...
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First Trailer and Poster for THE MAURITANIAN, Starring Tahar Rahim, Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch

Kevin Macdonald's political drama comes to UK/ROI cinemas in February. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
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‘The Mauritanian’ Trailer: Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch Face Off in Court in Real-Life Guantanomo Drama

STX Films has debuted the trailer for a true-life courtroom drama with such a star-studded cast that it’s no wonder they squeezed it in just under the wire for awards season. The Mauritanian is based on the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (A Prophet breakout Tahar Rahim) who, in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, was held captive and tortured by the U.S. government in Guantanamo Bay detention camp for 10 years without charge or trial. Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Shai...
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Official Trailer for 'The Mauritanian' with Tahar Rahim & Jodie Foster

"You know, I think I figured out why they built Guantanamo down there." STX has unveiled the official trailer for a true story legal thriller called The Mauritanian, from filmmaker Kevin Macdonald who is making his first narrative feature (aside from lots of doc films) since 2014's Black Sea. Based on the book "Guantanamo Diary" by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the film tells the story of a detainee at the U.S military's Guantanamo Bay detention center who is held without charges for over a decade. ...
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Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim Make Late Entry Into Awards Race With STXfilms’ ‘The Mauritanian’ (EXCLUSIVE)

STXfilms has decided to enter this unconventional awards season with a mighty and timely drama, “The Mauritanian,” formerly called “Prisoner 760,” from Scottish director Kevin Macdonald. The film will be released in theaters on Feb. 19, 2021, and could echo the same late-breaking awards success that past movies like “Million Dollar Baby” were able to […]
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Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim Make Late Entry Into Awards Race With STX Films’ ‘The Mauritanian’ (EXCLUSIVE)

STX Films has decided to enter this unconventional awards season with a mighty and timely drama, “The Mauritanian,” formerly called “Prisoner 760,” from Scottish director Kevin Macdonald. The film will be released in theaters on Feb. 19, 2021, and could echo the same late-breaking awards success that past movies like “Million Dollar Baby” were able […]
Tags: Awards, Oscars, Jodie Foster, Kevin Macdonald, Tahar Rahim, Jodie Foster Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian


Aaron Pico delivers blistering TKO at Bellator 252

Aaron Pico has always had the boxing and wrestling pedigrees. Now the Whittier native is putting them together and finding success in MMA. Pico finished his third consecutive fight via a sensational second-round TKO of John de Jesus on Thursday at Bellator 252 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. A former national junior Golden Gloves champion and world-class wrestler, Pico (7-3) used his powerful striking to shoot in for takedowns and administer heavy ground strikes to the 30-year-o...
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ITV Orders ‘The Year That Changed Britain’ COVID-19 Documentary With Kevin Macdonald (EXCLUSIVE)

ITV has commissioned COVID-19 documentary “The Year That Changed Britain” with Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald directing, Variety has learned exclusively. The film will attempt to tell the story of the pandemic’s impact on Britain through the intimate personal and professional experiences of those who lived through it. Producers have secured “unprecedented” access to intensive care […]
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ITV Developing ‘The Year That Changed Britain’ COVID-19 Documentary With Kevin Macdonald (EXCLUSIVE)

ITV has commissioned COVID-19 documentary “The Year That Changed Britain” with Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald directing, Variety has learned exclusively. The film will attempt to tell the story of the pandemic’s impact on Britain through the intimate personal and professional experiences of those who lived through it. Producers have secured “unprecedented” access to intensive care […]
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Pete Davidson & O’Shea Jackson Jr. to Lead American Sole

Pete Davidson & O’Shea Jackson Jr. to Lead American Sole STXfilms is lining up some major talent for the high-top dramatic comedy American Sole as Pete Davidson (The King of Staten Island) and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Long Shot) are set to lead the cast while Kevin Hart and Chris Paul are attached to produce the project! RELATED: Worst Man: Pete Davidson & Colin Jost to Star in Universal’s Wedding Comedy Film PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone ...
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Shailene Woodley, Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim Legal Thriller Sold to STXfilms

STXfilms has bought U.S. rights Kevin Macdonald’s untitled legal thriller, starring Jodie Foster, Shailene Woodley, Tahar Rahim and Benedict Cumberbatch. The film, which was formerly known as “Prisoner 760.” is based on Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s memoir “Guantánamo Diary,” centers on Slahi (Rahim), who languishes in prison for years without charge or trial until he finds […]
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Shailene Woodley, Jodie Foster, Tahir Rahim Legal Thriller Sold to STXfilms

STXfilms has bought U.S. rights Kevin Macdonald’s untitled legal thriller, starring Jodie Foster, Shailene Woodley, Tahar Rahim and Benedict Cumberbatch. The film, which was formerly known as “Prisoner 760.” is based on Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s memoir “Guantánamo Diary,” centers on Slahi (Rahim), who languishes in prison for years without charge or trial until he finds […]
Tags: Benedict Cumberbatch, News, Shailene Woodley, Jodie Foster, Kevin Macdonald, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Stxfilms, Shailene Woodley Jodie Foster Tahir Rahim, Jodie Foster Shailene Woodley Tahar Rahim, Slahi Rahim