Showtime has announced that its new military drama, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, will premiere on October 6th.
The film, directed by the late William Friedkin, will be shown in theatres before its linear debut on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. Friedkin completed the project before his death on August 7. The movie will also be available in various countries on Paramount’s international streaming service.
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Herman Wouk. It commences within a naval courtroom, with Barney Greenwald (Jason Clarke) reluctantly taking on the role of a sceptical naval attorney. His mission: to defend Lt. Steve Maryk (Jake Lacy), the first officer of the U.S.S.
CAINE, who seized control of the ship from the domineering Lt. Philip Francis Queeg (Kiefer Sutherland) during a violent storm in hostile waters. As the trial unfolds, Greenwald’s doubts grow, prompting him to ponder whether the Caine’s actions constituted a genuine mutiny or were simply the brave actions of sailors who had lost faith in their unstable leader.”
The film received positive reviews after its premiere at the Venice Film Festival. In addition to Friedkin’s direction, the film features a talented cast, including Jason Clarke, Jake Lacy, Monica Raymund, Lewis Pullman, Jay Duplass, Tom Riley, and the late Lance Reddick.
It is produced by Annabelle Dunne and Matt Parker, with Michael Salven and Mike Upton serving as executive producers. Paramount Global Content Distribution will distribute the movie.