The late William Friedkin’s final film is The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, and the trailer for the movie has landed.
Aside from a documentary he made with Mark Kermode in 2016, The Devil And Father Amorth, William Friedkin hadn’t directed a feature film since Killer Joe in 2011. That was until a movie he completed fairly recently, albeit one he’s not going to be able to see the release of. Friedkin sadly passed away in August this year.
His final film is The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, a play that was previously filmed with Humphrey Bogart in 1954, while Robert Altman directed it for television in 1988, starring Midnight Express’ Brad Davis.
The synopsis reads as follows:
About The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial: Barney Greenwald, a skeptical lawyer, reluctantly defends an officer of the navy who took control of the Caine from its captain, Lt. Philip Francis Queeg, while caught in a violent sea storm. As the court-martial proceeds, however, Greenwald increasingly questions if it was truly a mutiny or rather the courageous acts of a group of sailors who could not trust their unstable leader.
Kiefer Sutherland stars as Queeg, alongside Jason Clarke, Jake Lacy, Monica Raymund, Lewis Pullman, Jay Duplass, Tom Riley and the late Lance Reddick.
Friedkin directed the movie from a script by original playwright Herman Wouk, which Friedkin adapted and rewrote himself.
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial will stream on Paramount+ from 6th October, after making a festival debut over the summer.
Here’s a taste of what’s to come, thanks to the first trailer for the film…
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