The title of Scott Z. Burns’ new political thriller starring Adam Driver is “The Report,” but in the first trailer and poster for the film, we see the word “Torture” redacted from the record, proving that there’s more to this story than the title suggests.
“The Report” focuses on the aftermath of 9/11 and the investigation into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program.
According to the official description, Driver’s character Daniel J. Jones, under the direction of Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening), uncovers the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law and hide a brutal secret from the American public.
“They waterboarded him 183 times. Everything they got from him was either a lie or something they already had,” Driver reports back to Bening regarding one interrogation. “If something works, why do you have to do it 183 times?” she responds.
The film is paced with the excitement of classics like “All the President’s Men,” and it’s got a stellar cast to boot. Jon Hamm, Sarah Goldberg, Michael C. Hall, Douglas Hodge, Fajer Kaisi, Ted Levine, Jennifer Morrison, Tim Blake Nelson, Linda Powell, Matthew Rhys, T. Ryder Smith, Corey Stoll and Maura Tierney complete the ensemble.
Amazon acquired “The Report” out of Sundance in a $14 million deal, and it’s set to play at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. Amazon will then release it in theaters on Nov. 15 followed shortly after with a release on Amazon Prime on Nov. 29.
Watch the riveting first trailer for “The Report” above.