A PRIVATE WAR

Directed by: Matthew Heineman
Written by: Arash Amel
Produced by: Basil Iwanyk, Marissa McMahon, Charlize Theron
Genre: True Story
Cast: Rosamund Pike

 

PRE-PRODUCTION

From producer Basil Iwanyk (SICARIO, THE TOWN) comes a pulse-pounding story told from the frontlines of the most dangerous battlefields in the world.

Marie Colvin is the most celebrated war correspondent of our era - a woman as comfortable downing Martinis with the posh elite of high-society as she is brazenly staring down warlords and fleeing from gunfire. Driven by an enduring desire to bear witness and give voice to the voiceless. Marie charges into danger, constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado.

Far from the frontline, in her London flat, a different battle rages within Marie's mind as her unbreakable veneer is shattered by PTSD, the toll of her time spent sleeping underneath falling bombs. Together with Jonathan Russell, her editor at The Sunday Times, she's locked in a co-dependent relationship where she's pushed ceaselessly to forego her health and safety in pursuit of the next great story.

A PRIVATE WAR is the profoundly intense story of obsession and heroism in the face of an unending and impossible endeavor.