STX Films has launched the first trailer for drama ‘The Mauritanian’ based on a true story and featuring Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Based on Mohamedou’s New York Times best-selling memoir, the film centres on Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim), Captured by the U.S. Government, languishes in prison for years without charge or trial. Losing all hope, Slahi finds allies in defence attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley). Together they face countless obstacles in a desperate pursuit for justice. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by the formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch), eventually reveals a shocking and far-reaching conspiracy.

The Mauritanian

The Mauritanian The Mauritanian

Directed by Kevin Macdonald the film stars Tahar Rahim, Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch, Shailene Woodley.

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The film has a UK release of February 26th.