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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 2 Signed ‘The Hurt Locker’ Posters With Star Jeremy Renner
CHICAGO – In our latest edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 2 signed “The Hurt Locker” posters by star Jeremy Renner and a few other cast members and filmmakers! “The Hurt Locker” stars Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, David Morse, Evangeline Lilly and Christian Camargo.
“The Hurt Locker,” which opens on July 10, 2009 in Chicago, is the winner of the 2008 Venice Film Festival SIGNIS Grand Prize. The film will be showing at AMC River East and Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema in Chicago as well as CineArts in Evanston, Ill.
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Here is the synopsis for “The Hurt Locker”:
“The Hurt Locker,” which is the winner of the 2008 Venice Film Festival SIGNIS Grand Prize, is a riveting and suspenseful portrait of the courage under fire of the military’s unrecognized heroes: the technicians of a bomb squad who volunteer to challenge the odds and save lives in one of the world’s most dangerous places.
Three members of the U.S. Army’s elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad battle insurgents and each other as they search for and disarm a wave of roadside bombs on the streets of Baghdad to make the city a safer place for Iraqis and Americans alike.
Their mission is clear – protect and save – but it’s anything but easy as the margin of error when defusing a war-zone bomb is zero. This thrilling and heart-pounding look at the effects of combat and danger on the human psyche is based on the firsthand observations of journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal who was embedded in a special bomb unit in Iraq. These men spoke of explosions as putting you in “the hurt locker”.
Acclaimed director Kathryn Bigelow brings together groundbreaking realistic action and intimate human drama in a landmark film starring Jeremy Renner (“Dahmer,” “The Assassination of Jesse James”), Anthony Mackie (“Half Nelson,” “We Are Marshall”) and Brian Geraghty (“We Are Marshall,” “Jarhead”) with cameo appearances by Ralph Fiennes (“The Reader”), David Morse (“John Adams”), Evangeline Lilly (“Lost”) and Guy Pearce (“Memento”).
“The Hurt Locker” is produced by Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Greg Shapiro and Nicolas Chartier. The screenplay is written by Mark Boal (the story of “In the Valley of Elah”). Barry Ackroyd (“United 93,” “The Wind That Shakes the Barley”) is the director of photography. The production designer is Karl Juliusson (“K19: The Widowmaker,” “Breaking the Waves”).
Editors are Bob Murawski (“Spider-Man 2,” “Spider-Man 3”) and Chris Innis. The costume designer is George Little (“Jarhead,” “Crimson Tide”). Music is by Academy Award nominee Marco Beltrami (“Knowing”) and Buck Sanders (“3:10 to Yuma”). Sound design is by Academy Award nominee Paul N.J. Ottosson (“Spider-Man 2,” “Spider-Man 3”).
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