Here’s a brand new and exclusive behind the scenes clip from Nicolas Cage’s latest movie USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage which sees the veteran actor take on the role of Charles McWay in the movie based on a true story.

You may recall Quint’s monologue in 1974 movie Jaws where recounts the demise of the USS Indianapolis after being torpedoed by the Japanese and how all the crew of the Portland-class cruiser were forced into the shark-invested waters beneath…. well this is that very story.  The USS Indianapolis was on of the ships used to deliver the atomic payload on Hiroshima and Nagasaki which would eventually see the end to the second world war come to and end in the Pacific.

Lifejacket and crew in USS Indianapolis

Actor turned director Mario Van Peebles takes the helm of this astonishing story which is released today. Van Peebles talks us through what we can expect from the movie and what it was like to reunite with his former Cotton Club co-star Nicolas Cage.

Joining Nicolas Cage are Saving Private Ryan’s Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter, James Remar, Yutaka Takeuchi and Brian Presley.

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After delivering one of the atomic bombs that would eventually end World War II, the Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. Left with no option but to abandon ship, Captain Charles McWay (Cage) and hundreds of his crew are left stranded in shark-infested waters…

USS Indianapolis also stars Golden Globe® nominees Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan) and Thomas Jane (Deep Blue Sea) and is directed by Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City).

Go Behind the Scenes of USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

Stranded crew in USS Indianapolis Tom Sizemore and Nicolas Cage in USS Indianapolis Tom Sizemore and Matthew Pearson in USS Indianapolis

Lionsgate UK presents USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage out now on Digital Download and Blu-ray & DVD from 9th January, 2017

  • Maya Russell

    Looking forward to this film. Like Nicholas Cage.

  • Lee Hardy

    Great story based on true events.

  • Harline

    I love true story’s this looks brilliant

  • Corinne Fisher

    This looks like an amazing telling of true story and would give me more of an insight into what my grandfather went through in the war