Amazon have acquired the UK rights from STXfilms for the dramatic thriller The Mauritanian, based on Mohamed Ould Salahi’s best-selling memoir, and will be bringing it to Amazon Prime this April.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
Captured by the U.S. Government, Mohamedou Ould Slahi languishes in prison for years without charge or trial. Losing all hope, Slahi finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander and her associate Teri Duncan . Together they face countless obstacles in a desperate pursuit for justice. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch, eventually reveals a shocking and far reaching conspiracy.
The announcement comes ahead of the films UK premiere at Glasgow Film Festival on the 25th February.
The film is adapted by M. B. Traven, Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani, directed by Kevin Macdonald, and stars Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Shailene Woodley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Levi, Langley Kirkwood and Corey Johnson.
The Mauritanian will become available on the streaming service on the 1st April 2021.