The Mauritanian Trailer Starring Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Shailene Woodley & Benedict Cumberbatch

The Mauritanian Trailer Starring Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Shailene Woodley & Benedict Cumberbatch

STXfilms has released the official trailer for the thriller The Mauritanian starring Oscar winner Jodie Foster (The Accused, The Silence of the Lambs), BAFTA nominee Tahar Rahim (A Prophet, The Serpent), Golden Globe nominee Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies, The Descendants), and Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Patrick Melrose). Based on the book Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, you can check out the trailer for the film in the player below!

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Captured by the U.S. Government, Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Rahim) languishes in prison for years without charge or trial. Losing all hope, Slahi finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Woodley). Together they face countless obstacles in a desperate pursuit for justice. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Cumberbatch), eventually reveals a shocking and far-reaching conspiracy. Based on the New York Times best-selling memoir, this is the explosive true story of a fight for survival against all odds.

Pick up your copy of the memoir here!

Directed by Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September) and written by M.B. Traven and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani, the movie also stars Zachary Levi and Saamer Usmani.

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The Mauritanian was produced by Adam Ackland, Leah Clarke, Cumberbatch, Lloyd Levin, Beatriz Levin, Mark Holder, Christine Holder, Branwen Prestwood Smith, and Michael Bronner. The film is distributed by STXfilms and financed and executive produced by 30West and Topic Studios in partnership with BBC Film.

The movie will release on February 19, 2021.