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Vince Vaughn joins Andrew Garlfield in the Mel Gibson-directed Hacksaw Ridge

07.29.2015

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It's been some time since we've heard about Mel Gibson's next directorial project, HACKSAW RIDGE, so allow me to bring you up to speed. RIDGE will tell the story of the first Conscientious Objector in American history, Desmond Doss, who was awarded the Medal of Honor. As of now, Doss is set to be played by ex-Spider-man, Andrew Garfield. Now it looks like we can add the Uncle Ben to his Peter Parker (but not really), Vince Vaughn.

They synopsis according to Deadline:

The story unfolds during WWII and follows the soldiers of the 307th Infantry, 77th Army Division, 1st Battalion, Company B as they train for battle. The movie will begin at a base camp in South Carolina and follow the recruits as they learn basic wartime survival skills before being deployed to Japan where they come face to face with the action at the Battle of Okinawa. Vaughn will play Sgt. Howell, a non-commissioned officer from Alabama whose job is to make sure the soldiers are ready for battle. Although he tries to instill fear in his soldiers by pushing them to their limits both physically and mentally, it is clear that he really cares about them and will do whatever it takes to keep them alive. Having a member who refuses to shoot and kill the enemy contradicts everything the sergeant has learned about war.

The two actors will also be joined by Sam Worthington, who you may remember as the guy who did the thing in James Cameron's AVATAR. Word is that the film will shoot in Australia, so I imagine we'll probably see this one towards the tail end of 2017. Regardless of its release, it'll be great to see Gibson back in the director's chair, as the man knows how to craft an entertaining picture (BRAVEHEART, APOCALYPTO).

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Source: Deadline

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1:44AM on 07/30/2015
Vince has an awesome screen intensity.
Vince has an awesome screen intensity.
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10:36PM on 07/29/2015
Good to have you back, Mel. Just stay off the booze and you'll be fine.
Good to have you back, Mel. Just stay off the booze and you'll be fine.
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4:42PM on 07/29/2015

Eh...

LOVE Gibson, but Vince' shtick wore off a while back, used to love the guy but he needs to really get it together.
LOVE Gibson, but Vince' shtick wore off a while back, used to love the guy but he needs to really get it together.
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5:16PM on 07/29/2015
Look at True Detective, season 2.
Look at True Detective, season 2.
6:03PM on 07/29/2015
Havent checked it out but yeah he's actually great in dramas, i.e psycho, domestic disturbance, im rooting for him!
Havent checked it out but yeah he's actually great in dramas, i.e psycho, domestic disturbance, im rooting for him!
4:23PM on 07/29/2015

They had me at Mel Gibson

That guy is an incredible director, and deserves another shot in Hollywood. I also liked Andrew Garfield, and felt he got a raw deal in the SPIDER-MAN movies. Other than Worthington, this looks good.
That guy is an incredible director, and deserves another shot in Hollywood. I also liked Andrew Garfield, and felt he got a raw deal in the SPIDER-MAN movies. Other than Worthington, this looks good.
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6:05PM on 07/29/2015
Apocalypto deserved an oscar for best director and best picture, the ultimate chase movie. Too bad it came out post passion of the christ
Apocalypto deserved an oscar for best director and best picture, the ultimate chase movie. Too bad it came out post passion of the christ
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