Fave answer from John on what to expect from the movie. “You are given so much perspective and complexity that it forces you to take the situation for what it truly is, it’s messy, it’s complicated, it’s emotional, it’s sensitive… ”
This long-simmering project just got a shot in the arm: ‘Oscar-nominated director Pablo Larrain is attached to helm Oscar-nominated Tom Hardy in “The True American” for Annapurna Pictures.
The story, an adaptation of Anand Giridharadas’ 2014 non-fiction novel, follows a Muslim immigrant and Bangladesh Air Force veteran named Rais Bhuiyan who narrowly escapes a hate crime just days after 9/11. He then surprisingly works to have his attacker spared from execution.
Kathryn Bigelow was at one point set to direct and remains onboard as producer alongside Megan Ellison, Matthew Budman and Juan de Dios Larrain.’ Originally reported by deadline.com . Photo by Jeff Vespa | TIFF studio portrait for Legend | Toronto, Ca | Sept 13, 2015
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, written by Mark Boal. tarring John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, Ben O'Toole, Joseph David Jones, Ephraim Sykes, Leon Thomas III, Nathan Davis Jr., Peyton Alex Smith, Malcolm David Kelley, Gbenga Akinnabve, Chris Chalk, Jeremy Strong, Laz Alonzo, Austin Hebert, Miguel Pimentel, Kris David, with John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie.