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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Trailer Watch: Brad Pitt Goes Behind Enemy Lines with Shia LeBeouf, Jon Bernthal and Michael Peña in FURY

Every time I hear about a new war movie, I instantly think Oscar bait (which I realize isn't a phrase a lot of people like to use, but I feel it applies). I believe the last one that comes to mind is The Monuments Men, which I finally saw recently was as mediocre as they say (I can't even remember most of it--my memory has apparently gone into defense mode). But FURY, the latest genre off starring Brad Pitt, may fare better, perhaps because it looks a lot like Saving Private Ryan.

The actor teams up with the likes of Shia LeBeouf, Jon Bernthal, Scott Eastwood (who you may know better as Clint Eastwood's son, whose glamour shots have been burning up cyberspace) and Michael Peña to tell the story of a small time battle crew who seem doomed from the start in 1945. Read the synopsis:

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.  

I assume LeBeouf is the "rookie soldier," but aside from Pitt I am most interested to see Peña and Bernthal in the film, both of whom I think are on their way to become huge stars. David Ayer, who wrote and directed End of Watch starring Peña, also helmed this project. So that's also a plus.

FURY is in theaters November 14.


Anonymous said...

Lerman is the rookie (the one that is the student driver)...LaBeouf is the one with the mustache. Lerman is also said to be the film's real lead. Pitt reportedly is co-lead, more supporting. This is Lerman's film/story, but most likely he'll be campaigned supporting (think Casey Affleck in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford).

I have to admit, this looks better than I imagined it would.

Candice Frederick said...

@Fisti ahhhh ok. Yeah, I don't have much of a reaction to this trailer. Again, it looks like Saving Private Ryan.

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