Andrew Garfield is back as Desmond T. Doss in Australian actor-director Mel Gibson’s latest biopic, “Hacksaw Ridge”.
Based on true events, the upcoming star-studded war film tells the story of World War II Army Medic Desmond T. Doss and how he became the first conscientious objector in US history to be awarded the Medal of Honour.
The official synopsis is as follows:
“‘Hacksaw Ridge’ is the extraordinary true story of conscientious collaborator Desmond Doss (played Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He believed the war was just, but killing was nevertheless wrong; he was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. As an army medic, Doss single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. He was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honour.”
Watch the trailer for “Hacksaw Ridge” below:
“Hacksaw Ridge” marks Gibson’s first film as director since “Apocalypto” in 2006. He made his directorial debut in 1993, but it wasn’t until 1995 when he was recognised as a capable director with his Award-winning movie, “Braveheart”.
Slated for release on 4th November 2016, the film also stars Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, and Vince Vaughn.
For more information, visit the film’s Facebook page.