It’s been ten years since Mel Gibson directed his last feature, the epic film “Apocalypto,” but now Gibson returns behind the camera with a WWII drama about the first conscientious objector to ever win the Medal of Honor. The film follows Desmond Doss (played by Andrew Garfield), a Seventh Day Adventist whose religious beliefs prevented him from picking up a weapon. He goes through training, taking the brunt of abuse from his fellow soldiers who believes he’s a coward, but eventually lands on the front lines without a weapon in hand. Doss ended up saving 75 of his comrades during the Battle of Okinawa and was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor by President Truman for his bravery. The film also stars Vince Vaughn (“Swingers”), Sam Worthington (“Avatar”), Luke Bracey (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”), Hugo Weaving (“The Lord of the Rings”), Ryan Corr (“Where The Wild Things Ar”), and more. Watch the trailer below.
Mel Gibson is best known for his starring roles in the “Lethal Weapon” and “Mad Max” franchises. He also directed the Oscar-winning “Braveheart” and the controversial “The Passion of the Christ.” Meanwhile, Garfield is best known for his performances in David Fincher’s “The Social Network,” Mark Romanek’s “Never Let Me Go,” and as Spider-Man in “The Amazing Spider-Man” movies.
“Hacksaw Ridge” will be released in theaters on November 4th from Summit Entertainment.