US Theatrical release: June 22, 2007
Director: Michael Winterbottom (WELCOME TO SARAJEVO, 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE).
Written By: Michael Winterbottom and Laurence Coriat; John Orloff
Based on the book: A MIGHTY HEART: THE BRAVE LIFE AND DEATH OF MY HUSBAND DANNY PEARL by Mariane Pearl and Sarah Crichton
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Archie Panjabi, Will Patton, Irfan Khan
Producers: Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Andrew Eaton
Synopsis: On January 23, 2002, Mariane Pearl’s world changed forever. Her husband Daniel, South Asia bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, was researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid. The story drew them to Karachi where a go-between had promised access to an elusive source. As Danny left for the meeting, he told Mariane he might be late for dinner. He never returned.
In the face of death, Danny’s spirit of defiance and his unflinching belief in the power of journalism led Mariane to write about his disappearance, the intense effort to find him and his eventual murder in her memoir A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl. Six months pregnant when the ordeal began, she was carrying a son that Danny hoped to name Adam. She wrote the book to introduce Adam to the father he would never meet. Transcending religion, race and nationality, Mariane’s courageous desire to rise above the bitterness and hatred that continues to plague this post 9/11 world, serves as the purest expression of the joy of life she and Danny shared.
Angelina Jolie as Mariane Pearl in Paramount Vantages A MIGHTY HEART
Archie Panjabi as Asra Q. Nomani in Paramount Vantage’s A MIGHTY HEART
Denis O’Hare as John Bussey in Paramount Vantage’s A MIGHTY HEART
Irfan Khan as Captain in Paramount Vantage’s A MIGHTY HEART
Will Patton as Randall Bennett in Paramount Vantage’s A MIGHTY HEART