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United 93 director Paul Greengrass explores the aftermath of the Iraq invasion in this feature adaptation of author Rajiv Chandrasekaran's literary exposé Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone. A onetime Baghdad bureau chief of the Washington Post, Chandrasekaran was present as American forces attempted to set up a provisional government on the grounds surrounding former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's opulent palace. The resulting governing body, according to critics, existed in a bubble so far-removed from the grim realities of the Iraq War that it failed to properly assess the needs of the people. In this fictional thriller set during the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad, director Greengrass and screenwriter Brian Helgeland use Chandrasekaran's journalistic account as the foundation for the story of an officer who joins forces with a senior CIA officer to unearth evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller (Matt Damon) is certain that Hussein has been stockpiling WMDs in the Iraqi desert, but in their race from one empty site to the next, they soon stumble across evidence of an elaborate cover up. As a result, Miller realizes that operatives on both sides of the conflict are attempting to spin the story in their favor. Now, as Miller searches for answers made ever more elusive by covert and faulty intelligence, the truth becomes the most valuable weapon of all. Will those answers prove pivotal in clearing a rogue regime, or escalate the war in a region that grows increasingly unstable with each passing day? Amy Ryan co-stars as the New York Times foreign correspondent who travels to Iraq investigating the U.S. government's allegations about weapons of mass destruction, with Greg Kinnear appearing in the role of an additional CIA officer, and Antoni Corone essaying the role of a colonel. Brendan Gleeson rounds out the main cast for this Universal Pictures production. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 12, 2010

Cast

Matt Damon
as Roy Miller
Greg Kinnear
as Clark Poundstone
Brendan Gleeson
as Martin Brown
Amy Ryan
as Lawrie Dayne
Khalid Abdalla
as Freddy
Jason Isaacs
as Briggs
Antoni Corone
as Colonel Lyons
Igal Naor
as Al Rawi
Said Faraj
as Seyyed Hamza
Nicoye Banks
as Perry
Sean Huze
as Conway
Raad Rawi
as Ahmed Zubaidi
Bijan Daneshmand
as Zubaidi's Aide
Bryan Reents
as Poundstone's Aide
Michael O'Neill
as Colonel Bethel
Paul Rieckhoff
as Gonzales
Martin McDougall
as Brown's Aide
Driss Roukhe
as Tahir al-Malik
John Roberson
as Infantry Sergeant
Patrick St. Esprit
as Military Intel 2 Star
Tim Ahern
as General at VTC
Jamal Selamoui
as Hawkish Aide
Ziad Adwan
as Translator
Omar Berdouni
as Righteous Ali
Alex Moore
as CIA Tech
William Meredith
as CPA Presser
Tommy Campbell
as Chopper Comms Commander

Crew

Paul Greengrass
Director
Paul Greengrass
Producer
Tim Bevan
Producer
Eric Fellner
Producer
Lloyd Levin
Producer
Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Book Author
Brian Helgeland
Screenwriter
Barry Ackroyd
Cinematographer
John Powell
Composer (Music Score)
Nick Angel
Musical Direction/Supervision
Christopher Rouse
Editor
Paul Kirby
Production Designer
Dominic Watkins
Production Designer
Mark Bartholomew
Art Director
Christopher Rouse
Co-producer
Michael Bronner
Co-producer
Kate Solomon
Co-producer
Mairi Bett
Co-producer
Debra Hayward
Executive Producer
Liza Chasin
Executive Producer
Sammy Sheldon
Costume Designer
Lee Sandales
Set Decorator
Chris Carreras
First Assistant Director
Klemens Becker
Camera Operator
Simon Hayes
Sound Mixer
Amanda Mackey
Casting
Dan Hubbard
Casting
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond
Casting
John Hubbard
Casting
David Sillery
Armorer
Jo Burn
Additional Cinematography
Jo Burn
Line Producer
Michael Solinger
Post Production Supervisor
Louise Wade
Script Supervisor
Loulia Sheppard
Key Hairstylist
Alan Hausmann
Armorer
Bethany Orlemann
Assistant Editor
Michelle Wright
Executive in Charge of Production
Marilyn Macdonald
Key Make-up
Ian Differ
Visual Effects Editor
Angus More Gordon
Additional Cinematography
Angus More Gordon
Unit Production Manager
Joss Williams
Special Effects Supervisor
Nick Shuttleworth
Second Assistant Director
Florian Emmerich
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Dan Bradley
Second Unit Director
Julie Dartnell
Makeup
Brett McDowell
Best Boy Grip
Paul Kirby
Additional Cinematography
John Dietrick
Assistant Editor
Guy Micheletti
Key Grip
Kay Georgiou
Department Head Hair
Esther Bailey
Assistant Editor
Peter Chiang
Visual Effects Supervisor
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