Song Appears in the Upcoming Film A PRIVATE WAR, Starring Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander and Stanley Tucci
Today Annie Lennox is debuting the music video for her single “Requiem For A Private War,” her first new song in eight years. The song was written for the film A Private War, which stars Rosamund Pike as the late, iconic journalist Marie Colvin. The film is directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman. Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander and Stanley Tucci co-star.
“Writing ‘Requiem for a Private War’ for the film ‘A Private War’ has not only given me an opportunity to honour Marie Colvin, but also aims to amplify the ‘truth to power’ message she fought all her life to convey to the world, regarding the atrocious consequences of warfare and its effects upon innocent civilian populations,” Lennox says.
In A Private War, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her — along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) — to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A Private War is brought to the screen by Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.
A Private War is in theaters now and “Requiem For A Private War” is available for stream and for purchase HERE.