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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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‘We don’t live in a world of goodies and baddies, do we?’ The true story behind The Mauritanian

Mohamedou Ould Slahi was tortured and detained without charge in Guantánamo for 14 years. Tahar Rahim, Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch discuss bringing his memoir to life When Mohamedou Ould Slahi came to South Africa to visit the set of The Mauritanian, it was a strange and complicated experience, he says. The film tells the story of Slahi’s experience as possibly the highest-profile detainee at the infamous Guantánamo Bay camp in Cuba. He was kidnapped, tortured in ways barely imaginable...
Tags: Benedict Cumberbatch, Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, Film, World news, US news, Culture, South Africa, Cape Town, Cuba, Nancy, Jodie Foster, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Slahi, Guantanamo Diary, Rahim


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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‘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...
Tags: Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Guantanamo Bay, Drama, Scotland, Tom Hanks, United States, Movie Trailers, Steven Spielberg, True Story, Stx Entertainment, Jodie-Foster, Ny Times, Foster, Kevin, Kevin Macdonald


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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‘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


‘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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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 […]
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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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STX Acquires Kevin Macdonald Legal Thriller With Foster, Rahim & More

STX acquires Kevin Macdonald legal thriller with Foster, Rahim & more STXfilms has won the US rights to Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald’s untitled legal thriller formerly known as Prisoner 760, starring Oscar winner Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim (The Eddy), Golden  Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies) and Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Avengers: Endgame). RELATED: Ridley Scott & Kevin Macdonald Planning Life in a Day Sequel PB = PB || {}; PB...
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Jodie Foster lists Calabasas home for $2.9 million

A four-bedroom Calabasas home owned by two-time Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster is on the market for $2.85 million. Property records show the “Silence of the Lambs” star and her mom and manager Evelyn “Brandy” Foster purchased the home in 2005 for $2.262 million. Brandy died last year in May at 90. Designed in a Spanish Colonial Revival style, the 5,030-square-foot house spreads across a large lot in The Oaks guard-gated community with a central courtyard, swimming pool and covered patio. A w...
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Jodie Foster, Shailene Woodley, Tahar Rahim Join Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Prisoner 760’

Jodie Foster, Shailene Woodley and Tahar Rahim are set to join Benedict Cumberbatch in “Prisoner 760,” directed by Kevin Macdonald. STXinternational will be introducing the film to buyers at the American Film Market. The movie tells the true story of a fight for survival against all odds. Captured by the U.S. government, Mohamedou Ould Slahi […]
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Guantánamo Diary author 'blocked from travelling for medical treatment'

Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who was released from Guantánamo Bay in 2016 after 14 years in detention without charge, has been refused a passport to leave Mauritania Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the author of an internationally bestselling memoir that detailed the torture he endured as a detainee in Guantánamo Bay, says he has been denied a passport by Mauritania, the country of his birth, three years after he was released from the US detention centre.The writer is petitioning Mauritania’s minister of the int...
Tags: Books, Guantanamo Bay, Africa, US, World news, US news, Culture, Mauritania, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Guantanamo Slahi, Guantanamo Diary, Ahmedou Ould Abdallah, Ould Abdallah


Author Of 'Guantanamo Diary' Released From Military Prison

Mohamedou Ould Slahi was sent to his home country of Mauritania after 14 years of imprisonment. His heavily redacted book about his time in the U.S. facility was published in January 2015.
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‘Guantánamo Diary’ Writer Is Sent Home to Mauritania

Mohamedou Ould Slahi, whose memoir detailing abuse at the prison was a best seller, denied any involvement with terrorism and was never charged.
Tags: News, Terrorism, Al Qaeda, Detainees, Mauritania, American Civil Liberties Union, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Slahi


Guantánamo Diary Author Freed After 14 Years

Mohamedou Ould Slahi, whose bestselling memoir recounted life in Guantánamo Bay, has returned home
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Guantanamo Detainee Appears Before Secret Tribunal

Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi appeared before a secret government tribunal requesting to be released from his detention. Slahi, who was one of only two Guantanamo prisoners to endure a Rumsfeld approved “special interrogation plan,” sat before the secretive government panel made up of representatives of various government agencies, including the Homeland Security andThe post Guantanamo Detainee Appears Before Secret Tribunal appeared first on Legal Reader.
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A Review of "Guantanamo Diary"

By Leila Sayed-Taha and Azadeh Shahshahani Imagine you receive a knock on the door one day as you return home from work. It's the police requesting you visit the local police station to answer some routine questions. You take your own car and leave your house for the station to find the course of your life forever altered. Suddenly you're being held in a secret security prison without any contact with the outside world, not even those you hold dear, let alone legal counsel. Soon enough you are f...
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ACLU Seeks Hearing for Guantanamo Bay Detainee

Lawyers for a man held at Guantanamo Bay for more than a decade are seeking a hearing to review his detention. The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday asked the Defense Department to order a hearing for Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian citizen who has been held at Guantanamo without charges since 2002.
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ACLU Asks Court to Order Hearing for Imprisoned Guant namo Book Author

The American Civil Liberties Union today asked a federal court to order the Defense Department to hold a long-delayed hearing to review the detention of Guantanamo prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian citizen who the U.S. has detained for more than 13 years without charge or trial. The filing comes in Slahi's habeas case challenging his detention.
Tags: Guantanamo, Aclu, Defense Department, American Civil Liberties Union, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Slahi