Shock and Awe (film)

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Shock and Awe
Shock and Awe poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Rob Reiner
Produced by
Written by Joey Hartstone
Starring
Music by Jeff Beal
Cinematography Barry Markowitz
Edited by Bob Joyce
Production
company
Distributed by
Release date
  • September 30, 2017 (2017-09-30) (Zurich)
  • July 13, 2018 (2018-07-13) (United States)
Country United States
Language English

Shock and Awe is a 2017 American drama film directed by Rob Reiner and written by Joey Hartstone. The film stars Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, James Marsden, Milla Jovovich, and Jessica Biel.

The film had its world premiere at the Zurich Film Festival on September 30, 2017. The film was released through DirecTV Cinema on June 14, 2018, before being released in a limited release on July 13, 2018, by Vertical Entertainment.

Plot

The film is about journalists investigating the assertions by the Bush Administration concerning Saddam Hussein’s alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction as an excuse for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.[1]

Cast

Production

On July 12, 2016, Woody Harrelson was added to the cast of Iraq war film Shock and Awe.[2] On July 13, 2016, James Marsden also joined the film.[3]

Filming

Principal photography on the film began in Louisiana on October 5, 2016.[4] In October 2016, Alec Baldwin left the production reportedly due to financial timing.[5] In November 2016, filming also took place in Washington, D.C.[6]

Release

The film had its world premiere at the Zurich Film Festival on September 30, 2017.[7] Shortly after, Vertical Entertainment and DirecTV Cinema acquired distribution rights to the film.[8] The film was released through DirecTV Cinema on June 14, 2018, before being released in a limited release on July 13, 2018.[9][10]


References

  1. ^ McNary, Dave (July 12, 2016). "Woody Harrelson in Talks for Iraq War Drama 'Shock and Awe'". Variety. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  2. ^ Jaafar, Ali (July 12, 2016). "Woody Harrelson To Reteam With Rob Reiner For Iraq War Pic 'Shock And Awe'". Deadline. Retrieved July 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ Jaafar, Ali (July 13, 2016). "James Marsden Joining Woody Harrelson In Rob Reiner's 'Shock And Awe'". Deadline. Retrieved July 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ King, Kevin P. (October 1, 2016). "Central Casting Louisiana *SHOCK & AWE - filming in Hammond, LA - Wed October 5th*". The Southern Casting Call. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  5. ^ Gerard, Jeremy; Busch, Anita (October 18, 2016). "Alec Baldwin Exits Rob Reiner's 'Shock And Awe'". Deadline. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  6. ^ Heil, Emily (November 14, 2016). "Star-studded Rob Reiner movie 'Shock and Awe' filming in D.C." The Washington Post. Retrieved August 27, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Shock and Awe". Zurich Film Festival. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  8. ^ Hipes, Patrick (February 22, 2018). "Rob Reiner's 'Shock And Awe' To Hit Theaters This Summer With Vertical & DirecTV Deal". Deadline.com. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Every single movie coming out this summer". Los Angeles Times. April 26, 2018. Retrieved April 26, 2018. 
  10. ^ Pederson, Erik (May 18, 2018). "'Shock And Awe' Trailer: Rob Reiner's Thriller About Journalists Vs. The Government's Iraq War Justification". Deadline.com. Retrieved June 20, 2018. 

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