Today a new hi-res pics from “The Men Who Stare at Goats” have been released.
Plot Summary: In this quirky dark comedy inspired by a real life story you will hardly believe is actually true, astonishing revelations about a top-secret wing of the U.S. military come to light when a reporter encounters an enigmatic Special Forces operator on a mind-boggling mission.
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 (Oscar® nominee 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.
Grant Heslov directed the dark comedy is based on the 2004 book of the same name by the Guardian columnist Jon Ronson – from the script written by Peter Straughan (”How to Lose Friends & Alienate People”).
Judging by the very cool trailer (which you can see here) and the quality of the cast (George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey and J.K. Simmons are just some of the venerable names involved), it’s going to be a bleeding corker.
The Men Who Stare at Goats premiered at the Venice Film Festival and will hit theaters on November 6th 2009.