Confirming what we’ve all known forever, Helen Mirren can play any character. Check out the Academy Award winner in the new poster from Bleecker Street’s “EYE IN THE SKY.”
From director Gavin Hood and writer Guy Hibbert, the upcoming thriller starring Mirren alongside Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman and Barkhad Abdi opens in select theaters March 11, 2016. This is Abdi’s second feature film after debuting in 2013’s “Captain Phillips.”
“EYE IN THE SKY” stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.”
But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of U.S. and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.
Also starring Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox, the film is directed by Gavin Hood and written by Guy Hibbert (“Prime Suspect”). Producers are Ged Doherty, Colin Firth and David Lancaster. It’s rated R for some violence images and language.