Men Who Stare at Goats is an upcoming movie based on the book of the same name written by Jon Ronson. It is about the US Army’s exploration of New Age concepts and the potential military applications of the paranormal during the war in Iraq. The funny title refers to crazy attempts to kill goats by staring at them.
The film is directed by Grant Heslov and is starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges. The movie Men Who Stare at Goats should be released in December 2009.
Here below a first look at George Clooney as psychic soldier Lyn Cassady in Men Who Stare At Goats:
“A desperate reporter (Ewan McGregor) in Iraq stumbles upon the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady (George Clooney), who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army’s First Earth Battalion, a secret U.S. military psychic unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions. Bridges will play Bill Django, the founder of the psychic soldier program and Lyn’s mentor. Spacey will play Larry Hooper, a former psychic soldier who is running a prison camp in Iraq.”
The premise of this movie sounds strange and funny. Not sure they will play on the comedy tone though, but anyway I am sure that George Clooney will mesmerize us with his performance: I’m already mesmerized by his dorky mustache. Looking forward to see Men Who Stare at Goats!