The good folks over at UA/MGM were nice enough to give Cinematical an exclusive look at images from one of this fall's most anticipated films, Lions for Lambs. The images were released in conjunction with a brand new contest over on YouTube in which folks are asked to upload a 90-second video discussing an important social issue; one they're passionate about. The winning video will get the chance to help choose which charity receives $25,000. We're all passionate about something (personally, my video would have to do with autism) -- so here's your chance to speak your mind and, at the same time, help the lives of so many people. Lions for Lambs stars Robert Redford, Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise, and the film is due to arrive in theaters on November 9. I've included the official synopsis below, as well as our exclusive photo gallery. Enjoy.
"Robert Redford, Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise star in LIONS FOR LAMBS, a powerful and gripping story that digs behind the news, the politics and a nation divided to explore the human consequences of a complicated war.
Directed by Academy Award(r) winner Robert Redford, the story begins after two determined students at a West Coast University, Arian (DEREK LUKE) and Ernest (MICHAEL PENA), follow the inspiration of their idealistic professor, Dr. Malley (REDFORD), and attempt to do something important with their lives. But when the two make the bold decision to join the battle in Afghanistan, Malley is both moved and distraught. Now, as Arian and Ernest fight for survival in the field, they become the string that binds together two disparate stories on opposite sides of America. In California, an anguished Dr. Malley attempts to reach a privileged but disaffected student (ANDREW GARFIELD) who is the very opposite of Arian and Ernest. Meanwhile, in Washington D.C. the charismatic Presidential hopeful, Senator Jasper Irving (CRUISE), is about to give a bombshell story to a probing TV journalist (STREEP) that may affect Arian and Ernest's fates. As arguments, memories and bullets fly, the three stories are woven ever more tightly together, revealing how each of these Americans has a profound impact on each other and the world."