Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One) and Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story) star as two young soldiers navigating the terrors of the Iraq war.
The Yellow Birds was written by David Lowery and R.F.I. Porto from on the best-selling novel of the same name by Kevin Powers. It was directed by Alexandre Moors (Blue Caprice) and also stars Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Oscar nominee Toni Collette (Hereditary), Jason Patric (Wayward Pines) and Jennifer Aniston (Horrible Bosses).
[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]Against the explosive backdrop of the Iraq War, young soldiers Brandon Bartle (Alden Ehrenreich) and Daniel Murphy (Tye Sheridan) forge a deep bond of friendship. When tragedy strikes the platoon, one soldier must return home to face the hard truth behind the incident, and help a grieving mother (Jennifer Aniston) find peace. With a compelling mix of battle action and poignant drama, The Yellow Birds is an unforgettable movie whose power resonates long after the final frame.[/box]
The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival where it won a juried Cinematography prize. It’s set for release from Saban Films on June 15th after an exclusive release on DirecTV May 17th.
Here is the trailer.