Like many, I first became aware of the story about the USS Indianapolis from Robert Shaw’s powerful soliloquy in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. It’s one of those terrifying stories that will haunt your imagination once you’ve heard it. A new film about the true-life tale is hitting screens in USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, starring Movies In Focus favourites Nicolas Cage and Thomas Jane. I have to admit, I’m curious about this one – it looks intriguing – I hope it’s good.
Here’s the synopsis and the latest trailer for the Mario Van Peebles directed drama.
The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.
No word on a release date for this one – but keep reading Movies In Focus for more details.