Trailer for THE BANG BANG CLUB starring Ryan Phillippe, Taylor Kitsch and Malin Akerman
Check out the first official trailer for THE BANG BANG CLUB directed by Steven Silver. The film stars Ryan Phillippe and Taylor Kitsch as combat photographers in South Africa in the early ’90s. Keep reading for more details and to check out the trailer embedded below.
The film also stars Malin Akerman in this true story based on a memoir by the two photographers, Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva, played in the film by Philippe and Neels Van Jaarsveld. The movie looks pretty intense.
The Bang Bang Club is the real life story of a group of four young combat photographers – Greg Marinovich, Joao Silva, Kevin Carter and Ken Oosterbroek – bonded by friendship and their sense of purpose to tell the truth. They risked their lives and used their camera lenses to tell the world of the brutality and violence associated with the first free elections in post Apartheid South Africa in the early 90s. This intense political period brought out their best work (two won Pulitzers during the period) but cost them a heavy price. Based on the book of the same name by Marinovich and Silva, the film stars Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman and Taylor Kitsch and explores the thrill, danger and moral questions associated with exposing the truth.
It arrives in theaters on April 22. Check out the trailer below and share your thoughts!