New Trailer for THE BANG BANG CLUB Starring Taylor Kitsch, Ryan Phillipe, and Malin Akerman

     March 21, 2011

Tribeca Film has released the first official trailer for The Bang Bang Club, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September of last year.  The political drama is based on the true story of a group of four young combat photographers situated in post-Apartheid South Africa in the early 1990s: “This intense political period brought out their best work (two won Pulitzers during the period) but cost them a heavy price.”

Ryan Phillipe, Malin Akerman, and Taylor Kitsch star in the narrative feature debut of writer/director Steven Silver.  The Bang Bang Club opens on April 22.  Watch the trailer after the jump.

I think there’s a fascinating movie to be made about the contrast between photojournalistic integrity and humanitarian instinct, but I’m not convinced The Bang Bang Club is it.  Take Kitsch: very pretty and a solid actor that has earned infinite good will via Friday Night Lights.  But there he thrives on sparse dialogue, so 90+ minutes of Kitsch emoting with a South African accent makes me nervous.

Again, the substance is there for the taking.  I hope they pulled it off.

Apple has the trailer in HD.  Check out the TIFF promo trailer here.

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.

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