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June 2005
 
First Look: The Great Raid

The Great Raid
 
Release Date: August 12, 2005
Distributor: Miramax Films
Director: John Dahl
Screenwriter: Carlo Bernard & Doug Miro, based on the book by William Breuer,
Cast: Benjamin Bratt, Mark Consuelos, Joseph Fiennes, Martin Csokas James Franco, Connie Nielsen
 
Synopsis: Based upon the book on Cabanatuan: Rescuing the Doomed Ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor, by William B. Breuer and formerly titled "Ghost Soldiers" this is the true story of Colonel Henry Mucci's raid on a notorious Japanese death camp in the Philippines. Gen. Douglas MacArthur's secret raid on a POW camp to free 500 Americans facing death, the film is set in the Philippines in 1945. Bratt plays the leader of the mission, and Franco is the first of several prominent castings expected in the next few weeks.


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