Adam Driver in Teaser Trailer for Investigative Thriller 'The Report'
by Alex Billington
August 22, 2019
"I vehemently disagree with the narrative here." Amazon Studios has debuted the first teaser trailer for The Report, the new film directed by veteran screenwriter Scott Z. Burns (The Informant, Contagion, Side Effects). This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to numerous positive reviews. The timely, fascinating film is in the same vein as Spotlight, telling the story of an investigation and "the report" put together by staffer Daniel J. Jones. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, CIA agents begin using extreme interrogation tactics on those they think were behind it. Years later, the government finally looks into the truth of what happened and if there was any benefit. The ensemble cast is lead by Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Sarah Goldberg, Michael C. Hall, Douglas Hodge, Fajer Kaisi, Ted Levine, Jennifer Morrison, Tim Blake Nelson, Linda Powell, Matthew Rhys, T. Ryder Smith, Corey Stoll, and Maura Tierney, the powerful group "that brings this essential story to life." Don't skip this one.
Here's the first teaser trailer (+ poster) for Scott Z. Burns' The Report, from Amazon's YouTube:
The Report is a riveting thriller based on actual events. Idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an intensive investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the extreme lengths to which the nation's top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public. The Report is both written and directed by American writer / filmmaker Scott Z. Burns, his second feature film after directing Pu-239 previously. He also wrote screenplays for The Bourne Ultimatum, The Informant, Contagion, Side Effects, and The Laundromat. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Amazon will debut Burns' The Report in select theaters starting November 15th this fall.
Looks great. I really like Adam Driver...he has this quality, this authenticity, that is great to watch.
kitano0 on Aug 22, 2019
Sure, I don't have to be convinced that democracy works, but I might enjoy the stories about it ...
shiboleth on Aug 22, 2019
Riveting and relevant. I'll check it out.
THE_RAW_ on Aug 22, 2019
This looks good. I don't even hate it coming out on Prime, I kinda like that actually. Who is this guy and what have I done with him?? 😛
Whichhalfofthewit on Aug 22, 2019
Oh yea..this is my cup of tea. Too bad it takes almost ten years to make movies telling the truth around all this after 9/11. I liked the trailer. I liked the cast. I really like Driver and he looks to be firing on all cylinders in this. Then there's Annette Bening. What's not to like? I'm a bit troubled by Scott Z. Burns directing as the films Alex mentioned in this article are just not very good. I'll give him a chance on this one.
thespiritbo on Aug 22, 2019
Oh yea..this is my cup of tea. Too bad it takes almost ten years to make movies telling the truth around all this. I liked the trailer. I liked the cast. I really like Driver and he looks to be firing on all cylinders in this. Then there's Annette Bening. What's not to like? I'm a bit troubled by Scott Z. Burns directing as the films Alex mentioned in this article are just not very good. I'll give him a chance on this one. p.s. If this is posted for a 2nd time it's because my 1st was under review for I guess mentioning the date of the infamous occurrence this film is about. Weird. So I reposted deleting that date and look...it went thru without a problem. That's a bit strange but perhaps Alex gets crazy stuff when that date is mentioned. Oh well....
thespiritbo on Aug 22, 2019
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