So who the hell is excited about Mel Gibson directing a WW2 movie? Set in the Pacific? How could one not be?! Website SMH.com.au has run a lengthy article about this movie, Hacksaw Ridge, and they have revealed some nice new information. As we have suspected, it’s not going to be a small movie. It’s even going to get a healthy cash injection from the Australian government.
“The state government contributed an undisclosed sum to land Hacksaw Ridge after the filmmakers scouted locations around the country, delivering what Grant said would be 720 jobs and more than $26 million in production spending to the state.”
Andrew Garfield from The Amazing Spider-Man as Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who went to Japan’s Battle of Okinawa as a medic and won America’s highest military honour for saving 75 lives. A Seventh Day Adventist, he was the only American soldier to fight on the World War II frontlines without a weapon. Sam Worthington and Vince Vaughn are also cast.
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