CS sits down with director Mel Gibson and his Hacksaw Ridge cast
Hitting theaters this Friday is Lionsgate‘s true World War II tale Hacksaw Ridge, the latest film from director Mel Gibson. Headlined by Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Social Network), the Hacksaw Ridge cast also includes Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths and Vince Vaughn. ComingSoon.net recently had the chance to sit down with Gibson and much of his Hacksaw Ridge cast. In the player below, you can take a behind the scenes look at the intense military drama.
Hacksaw Ridge tells the story of Corporal Demond Doss (Garfield), the first conscientious objector to receive the US congressional Medal of Honor. Raised a Seventh-day Adventist, he refused to kill or carry a weapon and, as such, became stationed as a medic. President Harry S. Truman presented Doss with his commendation on November 1, 1945, citing numerous acts of bravery and sacrifice performed by Doss in the line of duty. Doss was the only American soldier to serve on the front lines without a weapon, and single-handedly saved the lives of 75 men.
At the center of the story is 1945’s three-month military assault Operation Iceburg, also known as the Battle of Okinawa. “Hacksaw Ridge” was the name given the location of a particularly brutal two-week confrontation wherein United States troops faced off against Japanese soldiers on the rocky cliffs of Okinawa.
Hacksaw Ridge is scripted by Robert Schenkkan and Randall Wallace, the latter of whom worked with Gibson on Braveheart.
Bill Mechanic, Brian Oliver, David Permut, Terry Benedict, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, William D. Johnson and Tyler Thompson produced Hacksaw Ridge through Cross Creek Pictures, Demarest Media, Pandemonium, Permut Presentations and Gibson’s Icon Productions.
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