In the mid 2000s, ex-con and handyman Gary Faulkner traveled to Pakistan several times to hunt down Osama Bin Laden on a mission from God. The story was reported by GQ in 2010, and now six years later, Faulkner’s story has finally been adapted to film. Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage stars as Faulkner and the film follows his attempts to capture Bin Laden and his various conversations with God (played by Russell Brand). The film co-stars Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Bridesmaids”), Rainn Wilson (“The Office”), Paul Scheer (“Human Giant”), Denis O’Hare (“Michael Clayton”), Will Sasso (“MADtv”) and Matthew Modine (“Full Metal Jacket”). Watch an exclusive featurette from the film below featuring Cage discussing the film and Faulkner below.
The film is directed by Larry Charles. He’s best known as a staff writer on “Seinfeld” from its second through its fifth season, functioning as second in command to Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld. He also was a staff writer on “Mad About You” and directed multiple episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He has also directed three of Sacha Baron Cohen’s films — “Borat,” “Brüno” and “The Dictator” — as well as the film “Masked and Anonymous” starring Bob Dylan and Bill Maher’s documentary “Religulous.”
“Army of One” is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand, courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment and Dimension Films.