Ready to see Ryan Phillippe grab a camera and enter post-Apartheid South Africa?

After premiering at TIFF last year, documentarian Steven Silver's first theatrical feature -- 'The Bang Bang Club' -- is gearing up for release on April 22, and now Apple has released a trailer (watch it after the jump). Starring Phillippe, Malin Akerman and Taylor Kitsch, the film looks into a group of real-life, hard-core photojournalists -- Kevin Carter, Greg Marinovich, Ken Oosterbroek and Joao Silva -- who captured the violence erupting in South Africa between 1990 and 1994.

Even if you're not familiar with them by name, you've likely seen their images. Marinovich (Phillippe) won a Pulitzer for a series of photos during that period, including one of a man on fire, while Carter won a Pulitzer for the image of the starving Sudanese girl being stalked by a vulture.

Early reviews suggest that the film doesn't completely live up to its powerful subjects (if you don't mind real-life "spoilers," a Google search will let you in on how seriously their work impacted their lives). However, if one navigates around the seemingly fluffy and pointless romance angle (sorry Akerman) played up in the trailer, it looks to be a decent foray into what photographers go through to bring us polarizing imagery.
categories Movies, Cinematical