‘The Mauritanian’ is a 2021 British-American legal drama thriller film.
It is directed by Kevin Macdonald from a screenplay written by M.B. Traven, Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani.
“The Mauritanian” is based on Mohamedou Ould Salahi 2015 “Guantánamo Diary” memoir, which centered on the author’s detainment in the detention camp from 2002 to 2016. He was held without being charged for 14 years before being released.
Adam Ackland, Michael Bronner, Benedict Cumberbatch, Leah Clarke, Christine Holder, Mark Holder, Beatriz Levin, Lloyd Levin and Branwen Prestwood-Smith are the producers of this film.
But, what can we expect from this film? Here’s everything we know about it so far.
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‘The Mauritanian’ Cast: Who’s in this movie cast?
- Jodie Foster as Nancy Hollander
- Tahar Rahim as Mohamedou Ould Salahi
- Shailene Woodley as Teri Duncan
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch
- Zachary Levi as Neil Buckland
- Corey Johnson as Bill Seidel
- Saamer Usmani as Arjun
- David Fynn as Kent
- Denis Menochet as Emmanuel
- Andre Jacobs as Judge Robertson
- Robert Hobbs as Captain Collins
- Langley Kirkwood as Sergeant S. Sands
- Matthew Marsh as General Geoffrey Mandel
‘The Mauritanian’ Plot: What’s it about?
Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim), who was captured by the U.S. Government, languishes in Guantanamo Bay detention camp for years without charge or trial.
Losing all hope, Slahi finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley), together they face countless obstacles in a desperate pursuit for justice.
Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch), eventually reveals a shocking and far reaching conspiracy.
‘The Mauritanian’ Release date
The Mauritanian was previously planned for a late 2020 release. Macdonald mentioned in an interview in July 2020, that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he had “no idea” when the film would be released.
In August 2020, STX Entertainment acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film. It released the film in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In November 2019, STX Entertainment pre-sold the international distribution rights at the American Film Market.
The film was released on February 12, 2021 in the United States in theaters, with a digital demand release following on March 2, 2021.
The film has made $ 836,536 domestically and $3,628,817internationally, for a global total of $3,335,724.
‘The Mauritanian’ Trailer
STX films dropped the first trailer for The Mauritanian. The trailer comes to an end with Nancy Hollander presenting new information to the court: “My client, he’s not a suspect. He’s a witness.”
If you haven’t watch it yet, so watch the trailer here:
So, how was the trailer? Did you like it? Do share your thoughts about it in the comments section given at the end of this post.
The film was originally known as Prisoner 760 before being described as untitled. Then, in November 2020, the title was revealed to be The Mauritanian.
This is a film which, for everybody involved, was totally from the heart and it was made for peanuts.
The reward for everyone was really the film and telling Mohamedou’s story.
So, these are the major information about the film. Have you seen this film? Did you like it? Let us know in the comments section given at the end of this post.