Paul Greengrass’ 22 July arrives on Netflix this October, after premiering at Venice Film Festival this week, and we’ve got our first look at the true life drama.
The Captain Phillips and United 93 director’s latest flm charts the aftermath of Norway’s deadliest terrorist attack. On 22 July 2011, 77 people were killed when a far-right extremist detonated a car bomb in Oslo before carrying out a mass shooting at a leadership camp for teens. 22 July uses the lens of one survivor’s physical and emotional journey to portray the country’s path to healing and reconciliation.
Written and Directed by Greengrass, the film is based upon the book One of Us: The Story of an Attack in Norway – and Its Aftermath by Åsne Seierstad. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, P.G.A., Paul Greengrass, P.G.A., Gregory Goodman, P.G.A., and Eli Bush, P.G.A., and stars Anders Danielsen Lie, Jon Øigarden, Jonas Strand Gravli, Maria Bock, Thorbjørn Harr, Ola G. Furuseth, Seda Witt, Isak Bakli Aglen.
It premieres worldwide on Netflix on Wednesday 10th October. Here’s the first trailer for the movie:
Netflix nabs Paul Greengrass’ new movie
22nd August 2017
Netflix has nabbed the rights to Paul Greengrass’ new movie.
The streaming service is increasingly stepping up its feature film production, bolstered by the hiring of former Universal chief Scott Stuber, and names such as Justin Lin, Will Smith, Bong Joon-ho and Martin Scorsese are becoming associated with the Netflix movie brand. Now, The Bourne Ultimatum director is among that number. And for those who worry that Netflix Originals will mostly consist of Adam Sandler comedies, Greengrass’ latest project will firmly steer the ship in a different, serious direction: the untitled picture tackles the subject of a Norwegian terrorist who killed 77 people in 2011.
Anders Behring Breivik, a self-described right-wing Christian extremist, detonated a bomb outside the offices of the prime minister, before dressing in a police uniform and taking a ferry to Utoya Island and killing teens there, as they tried to escape. The attack was the country’s deadliest since World War II, with Breivik sentenced to 21 years in prison – Norway’s toughest possible sentence.
From docudrama Bloody Sunday to United 93, this kind of territory is familiar to Greengrass, who has a knack for tackling such troubling subject matter with both respect and suspense. The director was recently nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars for the tense, real-life-inspired hijacking thriller, Captain Phillips. That film was produced by Scott Rudin, who will also produce this latest project, alongside Greg Goodman and Eli Bush.
With Rudin producing Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories too, which is another Netflix original, Greengrass’ partnership with the streaming service seems like a natural fit. Deadline reports that there was “heavy competition” for the movie’s rights. The site says that preparations are beginning this week for an autumn shooting Norway, on a budget of $20 million.
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