The Yellow Birds (film)

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The Yellow Birds
Directed by Alexandre Moors
Produced by Mark Canton
Courtney Solomon
Jeffrey Sharp
Karim Debbagh
Kristin Hahn
Screenplay by David Lowery
R.F.I. Porto
Based on The Yellow Birds
by Kevin Powers
Starring Tye Sheridan
Alden Ehrenreich
Jack Huston
Jennifer Aniston
Toni Collette
Music by Adam Wiltzie
Cinematography Daniel Landin
Edited by Joe Klotz
Production
companies
Cinelou Films
Echo Films
Story Mining & Supply Co.
Release date
  • January 21, 2017 (2017-01-21) (Sundance)
Running time
110 minutes
Country United States
Morocco
Language English
French
Arabic
Budget $12 million[citation needed]

The Yellow Birds is a 2017 American war film directed by Alexandre Moors and based on the novel The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston, Alden Ehrenreich, Jennifer Aniston, and Toni Collette. It premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017.[1]

Plot[edit]

Two young soldiers, Bartle (21) and Murph (18) navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Benedict Cumberbatch and Will Poulter were originally cast but they dropped out after the project was delayed and were replaced by Jack Huston and Alden Ehrenreich.[2]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography on the film began in October 2015 in Morocco,[3][4][5][6] and it wrapped up on January 29, 2016.[7]

Music[edit]

The title song for The Yellow Birds was written by rock star John Mellencamp.[8]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2017 2017 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Cinematography Daniel Landin Won
Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic Alexandre Moors Nominated

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