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Guardian: Hollywood tears up script to make anti-war films while conflicts rage

Guardian: Hollywood tears up script to make anti-war films while conflicts rage

For Americans sitting in cinemas watching the summer’s fun movies, such as “The Simpsons” and “Hairspray,” the trailer for “Lions for Lambs” is jarring and unexpected. It opens with a moody shot of the Washington Memorial, and shifts to a series of quick-fire scenes about President George Bush’s “war on terror.” “Lions for Lambs,” scheduled for release in the US on November 9, is not a documentary nor an art house film nor even a Michael Moore-style piece of agitprop. It is mainstream Hollywood, starring Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, who also directed it. Ewen MacAskill reports.

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