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Marine vet Adam Driver is starring in a new film about the CIA's controversial post-9/11 interrogation program
Marine veteran, professional mumbler, temper-tantrum prone Sith Lord, and A-list actor, Adam Driver, is taking on the CIA in a new teaser trailer for the feature-length political thriller The Report.
Based on actual events, the film follows Driver (Star Wars, BlacKkKlansman) as Daniel Jones, a Senate staffer for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) — who's played by Annette Bening in the film. Jones is tasked with investigating why personnel with the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program destroyed almost 100 tapes showing the agency's "enhanced interrogation techniques" in 2005, as Polygon noted in a Jan. 31 review.
It's 2019 now, so chances are most folks are at least somewhat familiar with the controversial program; the news coverage surrounding the so-called Torture Report; the denials from different corners of the government; and confusing double talk (It's not torture, we were assured: It's enhanced interrogation).
Directed by Scott Z. Burns, The Report has a star-studded cast that includes not just Driver and Bening, but Corey Stoll, Jon Hamm, Linda Powell, and Tim Blake Nelson. The film premiered at this year's Sundance Festival, before scoring a deal with Amazon to premiere on the company's streaming service on Nov. 29.
In one scene in the trailer, Jones (Driver) remarks: "They water boarded him 183 times. Everything they got from him was either a lie, or something they already had," to which Feinstein (Bening) asks, "If it works, why do you have to do it 183 times?"
"Maybe when the report comes out, people will finally see that," is Jones' reply.
Based on the teaser trailer, The Report seems hellbent on transporting us back to those years immediately after 9/11, maybe to remind viewers that some lingering questions didn't get the answers they deserved. Questions like: Did we torture people? Did those interrogations yield anything worthwhile? And, if so, (or if not), then at what cost?
Perhaps the film will help explain a little bit about how we got there, so we can better understand where we are now, with the Global War on Terror little more than background noise in the 24/7 news cycle, even as it inches ever closer to it's 18th birthday.
The Report will hit theaters on Nov. 15th, before arriving on Amazon Prime two weeks later on Nov. 29.
It has been a deadly year for Green Berets, with every active-duty Special Forces Group losing a valued soldier in Afghanistan or Syria.
A total of 12 members of the Army special operations forces community have died in 2019, according to U.S. Army Special Operations Command. All but one of those soldiers were killed in combat.
In Afghanistan, Army special operators account for 10 of the 17 U.S. troops killed so far this year. Eight of the fallen were Green Berets. Of the other two soldiers, one was attached to the 10th Special Forces Group and the other was a Ranger.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Documents from the Pentagon show that "far more taxpayer funds" were spent by the U.S. military on overnight stays at a Trump resort in Scotland than previously known, two Democratic lawmakers said on Wednesday, as they demanded more evidence from the Defense Department as part of their investigation.
In a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, the heads of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee and one of it subcommittees said that while initial reports indicated that only one U.S. military crew had stayed at President Donald Trump's Turnberry resort southeast of Glasgow, the Pentagon had now turned over data indicating "more than three dozen separate stays" since Trump moved into the White House.
QUANTICO, Va. -- Marines who spend much of their day lifting hefty ammunition or moving pallets full of gear could soon get a helping hand.
The Marine Corps is close to signing a deal to test an exoskeleton prototype that can help a single person move as much as several leathernecks combined.
The Air Force is working on a ‘flying car’ to replace the V-22 Osprey — and it could take flight sooner than you think
'Agility Prime' sounds like a revolutionary new video streaming service, or a parkour-themed workout regimen, or Transformers-inspired niche porno venture.
But no, it's the name of the Air Force's nascent effort to replace the V-22 Osprey with a militarized flying car — and it's set to take off sooner than you think.
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