The folks at New Line very kindly provided us this exclusive first-look at the one-sheet for Rendition (click the image for a larger view). I caught the trailer for Rendition when my husband and I went out on a date night to see The Bourne Ultimatum. We were in one of those theaters with the ridiculously enormous screens, and the Rendition trailer looked amazing. The film tells the tale of Isabella El-Ibrahim (Reese Witherspoon), whose Egyptian-born husband (Omar Metwally) disappears on his way home from a business trip. He's caught in the web of "rendition," a policy that allows the US government to transfer terrorism suspects to another country for interrogation. While Isabella tries desperately to find answers to why her husband has disappeared and where he is, CIA agent Douglas Freeman (Jake Gyllenhaal) finds himself questioning the interrogation methods being used to extract information from El-Ibrahim.
The film also stars Meryl Streep and Alan Arkin, two of my fave actors, and in the trailer, Streep is really turning on that icy-cold superbitch mode that she does better than just about anyone on the planet. Cinematical will have a review for you from the Toronto International Film Festival; if you're not going to Toronto, you'll have to wait until the film's
**The release is indeed October 19. IMDb lists it as the 12th -- I guess that's what I get for not checking Moviefone's listing, which had the correct date.