Overture Films has debuted the official trailer for Grant Heslov‘s new dark comedy “The Men Who Stare at Goats.” Judging by the trailer, it really seems to be funny and entertaining. And with a such great cast – George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Rebecca Mader and Terry Serpico. Check it out below.
Based on the 2004 book by the Guardian columnist Jon Ronson, “Men Who Stare at Goats” the movie is set in Iraq and centers on Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor), a desperate reporter who stumbles upon the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady (George Clooney), who claims to be a former secret U.S. military psychic soldier.
Plot summary: Reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) is in search of his next big story when he encounters Lyn Cassady (George Clooney), a shadowy figure who claims to be part of an experimental U.S. military unit. According to Cassady, the New Earth Army is changing the way wars are fought. A legion of “Warrior Monks” with unparalleled psychic powers can read the enemy’s thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat simply by staring at it.
Now, the program’s founder, Bill Django (Jeff Bridges), has gone missing and Cassady’s mission is to find him. Intrigued by his new acquaintance’s far-fetched stories, Bob impulsively decides to accompany him on the search. When the pair tracks Django to a clandestine training camp run by renegade psychic Larry Hooper (Kevin Spacey), the reporter is trapped in the middle of a grudge match between the forces of Django’s New Earth Army and Hooper’s personal militia of super soldiers.
In order to survive this wild adventure, Bob will have to outwit an enemy he never thought possible. The Men Who Stare at Goats was inspired by Jon Ronson’s non-fiction bestseller of the same name, an eye-opening and often hilarious exploration of the government’s attempts to harness paranormal abilities to combat its enemies.
The film will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival and also will be presented at Venice Film Festival next month.
The movie will hit theaters on November 6th 2009.