'A Private War' Trailer: Marie Colvin Biopic Starring Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike finds herself in a war for most of A Private War trailer, which came out today. The movie tells the story of the late American-born British war correspondent Marie Colvin, who happens to be portrayed by Pike. The movie also happens to be based on the 2012 Vanity Fair article by Marie Brenner, which was titled "Marie Colvin's Private War."

Colvin died in 2012 while covering the siege of Homs in Syria. A Private War trailer focuses on Colvin's commitment to reporting from dangerous locations. In the movie, Pike said, “I hate being in a war zone, but I also feel compelled. Maybe I would have liked a normal life. Maybe I just don’t know how.”

A Private War cast also includes Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, and Tom Hollander. The producers are Basil Iwanyk, Marissa McMahon, Matthew George, Charlize Theron, and Heineman. Check out the full synopsis of A Private War here:

In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her -- along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) -- to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A PRIVATE WAR is brought to the screen by Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.

Check out A Private War trailer here:

Aviron Pictures will release A Private War on Nov. 2 in Los Angeles and New York, with a Nov. 16 wide launch.


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