Like a lot of you guys, “The Men Who Stare at Goats” is now one of my most anticipated films. I thought the film was going to be about the Iraq war and was just going to star George Clooney, but I admittedly didn’t know anything about the film. I just wrote it off as another boring Hollywood Iraq war movie. Then, I saw that oh-so-good trailer the other week and I was sold by the time that I saw George Clooney dissolve a cloud with his mind. Even though I kind of wish this was actually a documentary, it still looks like a hilarious and fun time to me. Anyway, the film now has a new poster and you can stare at it when you hit the jump.
Here’s the poster thanks to Yahoo.
You can also read Monika’s review from the Toronto Film Festival and for those just tuning in, here’s a brief synopsis:
“In this quirky dark comedy inspired by a real life story you will hardly believe is actually true, astonishing revelations about a top-secret wing of the U.S. military come to light when a reporter encounters an enigmatic Special Forces operator on a mind-boggling mission. Reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) is in search of his next big story when he encounters Lyn Cassady (Academy Award winner George Clooney), a shadowy figure who claims to be part of an experimental U.S. military unit.
According to Cassady, the New Earth Army is changing the way wars are fought. A legion of “Warrior Monks” with unparalleled psychic powers can read the enemy’s thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat simply by staring at it. Now, the program’s founder, Bill Django (Oscar nominee Jeff Bridges), has gone missing and Cassady’s mission is to find him. Intrigued by his new acquaintance’s far-fetched stories, Bob impulsively decides to accompany him on the search. When the pair tracks Django to a clandestine training camp run by renegade psychic Larry Hooper (two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey), the reporter is trapped in the middle of a grudge match between the forces of Django’s New Earth Army and Hooper’s personal militia of super soldiers. In order to survive this wild adventure, Bob will have to outwit an enemy he never thought possible. The Men Who Stare at Goats was inspired by Jon Ronson’s non-fiction bestseller of the same name, an eye-opening and often hilarious exploration of the government’s attempts to harness paranormal abilities to combat its enemies.”
“The Men Who Stare At Goats” opens on November 6th.