I have been looking forward to seeing this film since I first heard it was getting made and after watching the first trailer for the film The Men Who Stare At Goats, I am 100% confident that it is going to be 100% awesome! This looks like it will be way better than I imagined. The film is actually based on a novel by Jon Ronson that is based on the true story, which follows a reporter played by Ewan McGregor, who is trying to get a story on a crazy government division called, U.S. Army First Earth Battalion. This certain section of the United States Military focuses on using their minds to develop paranormal powers. This experimental group has developed “unparalleled psychic powers to read the enemy’s thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat simply by staring at it.” George Clooney plays one of these soldiers.
The film has a fantastic cast which includes, George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey. I think you're in for a pleasant surprise. The Men Who Stare At Goats hits theaters on November 6th 2009. Hope you enjoy the trailer!
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Here is the Official Story Summary:
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.
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