MUMBAI: United Artists Entertainment LLC (UA) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) have announced that Robert Redford’s Lions For Lambs will be released in North America on 9 November, 2007.
Principal photography on the first production from the new UA, began on 29 January with Redford directing and starring alongside Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Derek Luke, Michael Pena, Andrew Garfield and Peter Berg. Matthew Michael Carnahan wrote the original screenplay and produces alongside Redford, Tracy Falco and Andrew Hauptman.
“Robert Redford has a remarkable ability to tell moving stories and capture the essence of the human experience. We are very proud to have him at the helm of our inaugural production,” says United Artists CEO Paula Wagner.
Lions For Lambs tells the poignant and layered story of several individuals caught up at various ends of the nation’s war on terror — a senator (Cruise) attempting to spin the latest ‘comprehensive strategy’ to a network news journalist (Streep), an idealistic professor (Redford) trying to convince one of his most promising students (Garfield) to change the course of his life; and two young men (Luke and Pena), fighting in the snow-capped mountains of Afghanistan, whose desire to live a life of meaning leads them to join the US army and the fight against global terrorism.
Redford is an accomplished producer and Academy Award winning director whose directing credits include Ordinay People, A River Runs Through It and and Quiz Show.