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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...
Tags: Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Scotland, The New York Times, Jodie Foster, Golden Globe, Kevin Macdonald, Blu Ray, Sam Raimi, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Slahi, Rahim, Movie News, Zachary Levi, Tahar Rahim, Zachary Levi Shazam


‘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


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 […]
Tags: Awards, Oscar, Jodie Foster, Kevin Macdonald, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Slahi, Tahar Rahim, Nancy Hollander, Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani, The Mauritanian


‘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...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, Drama, New York Times, Shailene Woodley, Movie Trailers, True Story, Jodie-Foster, Foster, Kevin Macdonald, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Slahi, Rahim


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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A Guantanamo Guard And A Detainee Reunite In Mauritania

Former Army Sgt. Steve Wood recently took a trip to share a meal in Mauritania with Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Wood was a guard at Guantanamo and Slahi was a prisoner. They talk with Lulu Garcia-Navarro.
Tags: News, Guantanamo, Mauritania, Slahi, Steve Wood, Mohamedou Ould Slahi Wood


‘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


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.
Tags: Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, Homeland Security, News & Politics, Rumsfeld, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Slahi


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 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