A Private War is centered around the late Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin, portrayed by Rosamund Pike.
In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators.
Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her – along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) – to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
This is an important story that needs to be told, and Ms Colvin is also the subject of the new documentary Under The Wire, but seriously… Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan? Neither of them can act for toffee.
Director: Matthew Heineman
Writer: Marie Brenner (based on the Vanity Fair article “Marie Colvin’s Private War” by Arash Amel)
Also stars: Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander, Alexandra Moen, Corey Johnson, Raad Rawi
A Private War is released in the US on November 16th, but as of yet there’s no UK date.
Check out the trailer below:
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