Director: Gavin Hood
Writer: Kelley Sane
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Meryl Streep, Alan Arkin, Peter Sarsgaard, Christian Martin
Released: February 14, 2008
Rating: (MA)
Runtime: 122 minutes
Story: Gavin Hood, whose "Tsotsi" became the first film from the former Apartheid state to win an Academy Award, will make his Hollywood debut directing first-time screenwriter Kelley Sane's multi-layered story centering on a CIA analyst based in Cairo who finds his world spinning out of control after he witnesses the interrogation of a foreign national by the Egyptian secret police. Reese Witherspoon plays Isabella El-Ibrahim, the pregnant American wife of an Egyptian-born chemical engineer whose family emigrated to the States in the mid 1980s, who is shipped off to a third world country for interrogation after he is deemed a political prisoner in our post-9/11 world.
Omar Metwally Anwar El-Ibrahimi
Reese Witherspoon Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi
Aramis Knight Jeremy El-Ibrahimi
Rosie Malek-Yonan Nuru El-Ibrahimi
Jake Gyllenhaal Douglas Freeman
Moa Khouas Khalid
Zineb Oukach Fatima Fawal
Yigal Naor Abasi Fawal
Laila Mrabti Lina Fawal
David Fabrizio William Dixon
Mounir Margoum Rani
Driss Roukhe Bahi
J.K. Simmons Lee Mayer
Meryl Streep Corrine Whitman
Bob Gunton Lars Whitman