Trailer for Iraq War Film 'The Yellow Birds' with Ehrenreich & Sheridan

May 3, 2018
Source: YouTube

The Yellow Birds Trailer

"Promise me you'll take care of him over there." Saban Films has unveiled an official US trailer for an indie war drama titled The Yellow Birds, which first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year (not this year). This is the second film from director Alexandre Moors, who last made the acclaimed Blue Caprice. The film follows Brandon Bartle, played by Alden Ehrenreich, and the difficulties he faces in keeping his humanity, his urge to survive and his friend Murph, played by Tye Sheridan, alive during the war in Iraq, as well as his life and struggles with his memories of the war after he comes back to Virginia. The cast includes Jennifer Aniston, Toni Collette, Jason Patric, Jack Huston, Lee Tergesen, and Robert Pralgo. Yet another one of these Iraq war films about how bad it is. This looks intense and very emotional.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Alexandre Moors' The Yellow Birds, direct from YouTube:

The Yellow Birds Poster

Against the explosive backdrop of the Iraq War, young soldiers Brandon Bartle (Alden Ehrenreich) and Daniel Murphy (Tye Sheridan) forge a deep bond of friendship. When tragedy strikes the platoon, one soldier must return home to face the hard truth behind the incident, and help a grieving mother (Jennifer Aniston) find peace. With a compelling mix of battle action and poignant drama, The Yellow Birds is an unforgettable movie whose power resonates long after the final frame. The Yellow Birds is directed by up-and-coming French filmmaker Alexandre Moors, his second feature film after the highly acclaimed Blue Caprice previously. The screenplay is written by David Lowery & R.F.I. Porto, based on the novel by Kevin Powers published in 2012. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year, and played at a few other festivals. Saban Films will open The Yellow Birds in select US theaters + on VOD starting June 15th.

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Looks well acted, but I think a lot of people are done with this time and genre.

DAVIDPD on May 3, 2018


You think? A lot of people? Based on what? Or are you just making this up because you aren't interested? Who cares if you're interested or not?

CyraNOSE on May 4, 2018


I'm not tired of any setting/genre If the movie is well done. and, from this, the movie looks very good.

dan on May 4, 2018


There's not too many films about the people causing wars. From time to time, we see only documentaries about it, but not much else. Or, at least, not enough. That's why these kind of films feel somehow redundant ...

shiboleth on May 3, 2018


Redundant? You could say the same for a lot of movies similar to this. WWII, Vietnam, etc.. BUT they each have their own story. Now Police Academy movies, maybe. Sharknado movies, maybe. Any of Matt Damon's movies, definitely.

CyraNOSE on May 4, 2018


Well, every movie has its own story, but this kind of it is quite repetitive. Of course, I haven't seen it, but I smell some standard story. Of course, I might be quite wrong, and secretly, I really hope I am so we will all get the chance to see a really good one and fresh narrative ...

shiboleth on May 4, 2018


at this point, I think superhero movies could be considered redundant as well; but, if the movies are good, who cares if any type of movie is not really's just entertainment.

dan on May 4, 2018


Of course, I mostly agree with that, regardless the type of movie, I like it if it's good and vice versa. But, I also think that superhero movies are the best ones we have at the moment. I'm not saying this is a good news, but only that those movies don't (and can't) same formula as many other, well, types. Like these war movies. And no, all movies are not just entertainment, but most of them are. And that's why most of them are redundant. The way this one seems to be ...

shiboleth on May 4, 2018


Watched this trailer to see Alden Ehrenreich's acting... you know because of the SOLO rumours. Unfortunately this still doesn't reveal much.

JJ King on May 4, 2018


I think the best way to get a sense of Ehrenreich's acting is by watching the Coen Bros' Hail, Caesar! That's his best work yet, and I think it was his calling card for getting the Star Wars gig.

Alex Billington on May 4, 2018


this looks really well done.

dan on May 4, 2018

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