Hacksaw Ridge: Mel Gibson’s New Biopic War Film, Starring Andrew Garfield

hacksaw_ridge_2_garfieldHacksaw Ridge is Mel Gibson’s first film as director in a decade, since the highly acclaimed Apocalypto in 2006.

Eagerly awaited, it is set to be released by Lionsgate on November 4, 2016.

Australian-American biopic war film is based on the true story of US Army medic Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), a Seventh-day Adventist conscientious objector who refused to bear arms, yet was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Harry S. Truman for single-handedly saving the lives of over 75 fellows while under enemy fire during the brutal Battle of Okinawa in World War II.

Vince Vaughn plays Sgt. Howell, a non-commissioned officer from Alabama appointed to make sure the soldiers are ready for combat.

Hugo Weaving plays Tom Doss, father of Desmond T. Doss, and Ryan Corr is cast in the role of Lt. Manville.

Gregory Crosby originally wrote the story, then Robert Schenkkan wrote the script while Randall Wallace was attached to direct.  The final screenplay was written by Schenkkan and Andrew Knight.

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Principal photography began on September 5, 2015 in New South Wales.

Final Credits
The film is a Summit Entertainment and Cross Creek Pictures presentation, in association with Demarest Media and Argent Pictures, produced in association with IM Global and AI Film Productions, and in association with Vending Entertainment and Kylin Pictures
A Pandemonium Films / Permut Presentations Production.
The producers are: Bill Mechanic, p.g.a, David Permut, p.g.a., Terry Benedict, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, Brian Oliver and William D. Johnson

Cast

Andrew Garfield as Desmond T. Doss

Rhys Bellamy as young Desmond Doss

Vince Vaughn as Sergeant Howell

Sam Worthington as Captain Glover

Luke Bracey as Smitty

Hugo Weaving as Tom Doss

Ryan Corr as Lt. Manville

Teresa Palmer as Dorothy Schutte

Rachel Griffiths as Bertha Doss

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