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Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’: First Photo Shows Andrew Garfield as a Real Life War Hero

Hacksaw Ridge is a World War II drama being directed by Mel Gibson. The first official photo (below) comes courtesy of The Wrap, which features Andrew Garfield and Vince Vaughn.

In the film, Garfield stars as real life war hero Desmond T. Doss. It was back in 1942, when Doss was drafted into the war, but refused to fire or even carry a weapon. Soon after he was stationed in the Pacific where he became a medic and was ostracized for his beliefs. During the Battle of Okinawa, Doss evacuated the wounded and saved 75 men while in the line of fire. His efforts and courage made him a war hero.

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Like in previous Gibson films taking place during specific time periods, this image certainly looks like it takes place in 1942. If I had to guess, I’d say this could be the moment in the film where Garfield’s character refuses to carry a weapon, but I could be wrong. Either way, I’m excited for this project. Its led by a director who I’ve been rooting for to have a come back. Also the story he’s telling speaks of courage and sacrifice. Then of course the actors involved make for an inspiring ensemble (Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, and Rachel Griffiths).

Hacksaw Ridge is scheduled for a release sometime in 2016.

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