Kiefer Sutherland Starring In The Caine Mutiny Court docket-Martial For Director William Friedkin

It has been greater than a decade since William Friedkin – director of such classics as The Exorcist and The French Connection made a film. But he is seeking to return with a brand new adaptation of The Caine Mutiny Court docket-Martial, which can star Kiefer Sutherland.

“I’ve checked out numerous scripts within the final 10 years, and I haven’t seen something I actually wished to do,” Friedkin tells Deadline. “However I give it some thought quite a bit, and it occurred to me that could possibly be a really well timed and necessary piece, in addition to being nice drama. The Caine Mutiny Court docket-Martial is among the finest court-martial dramas ever written.”

Initially written by Herman Wouk for a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the story within the tome is about throughout World Battle II. A naval officer named Lt. Commander Queeg (the function Sutherland would play) stands trial for mutiny for taking command from a ship captain he feels is appearing in unstable vogue, endangering each the ship and its crew.

The 1954 movie model starring Humphrey Bogart and a 1988 Robert Altman-directed TV adaption of the play that Wouk then wrote each maintained the World Battle II setting, however Friedkin is making adjustments.

“The unique piece was written for World Battle II, and Wouk included all of the pent-up anger on this nation over Pearl Harbor,” Friedkin instructed Deadline. “I’ve up to date it so that’s now not Pearl Harbor. I’ve made it modern, involving the Gulf of Hormuz and the Straits of Hormuz, resulting in Iran.” With casting now underway, the movie needs to be taking pictures subsequent January.

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