Mel Gibson is in the middle of a comeback. I started to notice it a few months ago, when projects were attached to him in front of and behind the camera. Now, here’s Hacksaw Ridge, his upcoming war epic starring Andrew Garfield and… Vince Vaughn?
Check out this trailer, it is definitely action heavy:
And here’s the synopsis:
WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
Here’s the thing for me: Andrew Garfield is a fine actor. He has potential, but is he really the best choice for this role? A southern war hero? That accent he’s rolling with is really, really bad. Laughably bad. It’s all I remember right after seeing the trailer.
The cast of Hacksaw Ridge sure is… something. Aside from Garfield and Vaughn (in all honesty I like to see him trying once again), we have Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths and, for some unknown reason, Sam Worthington. This is definitely an eclectic squad.
Hacksaw Ridge opens November 4. We’ll see if Gibson can keep the bloodshed on an appropriate level.