Andrew Garfield portrays a WW2 hero who never fired a bullet in Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge. Find out more after the jump.
Andrew Garfield has had to do a lot recently to get himself out of movie jail. The events of Amazing Spiderman 1 and 2 are still fresh in people’s minds, and Garfield needs to help those wounds heal with good work. So far he’s made a good go of it. His role in economic parable 99 Homes in 2015 was a total powerhouse. He’ll also be strutting his stuff through feudal Japan in Martin Scorcese‘s Silence later this year. But that’s not all Garfield and his enormous hair have going on next year. He’ll also be going back to his Social Network biopic roots in new WW2 movie Hacksaw Ridge. We’ve got the trailer right here. Check it out.
Hacksaw Ridge tells the real life story of Desmond Doss, an American soldier who fought in World War 2. Well, he didn’t exactly fight. In fact he deliberately never touched or fired a gun because it was against his religion. But that didn’t stop him becoming a hero by saving lives on the battlefield. Doss receives more than his share of rejection from his fellow troops, who see his religion as cowardice. They send him into battle all the same, where Doss stands out as anything but a coward.
Garfield stars alongside Luke Bracey, Hugo Weaving (playing his father), and Teresa Palmer (playing his wife). Vince Vaughn also turns up, presumably licking some serious wounds after True Detective. Sam Worthington also stars, presumably licking some serious wounds after being extremely forgettable. Hopefully he makes some dents in the audience this time around. Hacksaw Ridge comes courtesy of director Mel Gibson, who hasn’t gotten behjind the camera since Apocalypto. If all goes well this could be the start of a new directing career for Gibson. There’s definitely a frank look at the violence of war in this movie that’s reminiscent of Braveheart. But how will it compare with other great WW2 movies? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Hacksaw Ridge will be in theatres November 4th. Watch this space for all the latest Hacksaw Ridge movie news.