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