Trailer for THE TILLMAN STORY makes the film look like a thrilling, top-notch documentary

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
June 21st, 2010

So, if you know anything about me, it is that if there is anything other than film that I am a massive fan of, it’s sports.  Ranging from basketball to soccer, I’ll watch pretty much anything, at any time.

That is why one film that I’ve been looking forward to more than most, is the recent Sundance hit, THE TILLMAN STORY.  Formerly known as I’M PAT TILLMAN, the film has been picked up by The Weinsteins, and after getting an August release date, has now received a new trailer.  And what a hell of a trailer it is.

The film follows the story of both Pat Tillman, former Arizona State University and Arizona Cardinals football star, as well as the story of what happened after his death in the line of duty. Tillman left a massive professional football contract to enlist in the military, and later became known as the most famous man in the military.  However, after his death in Afghanistan, a story full of cover ups and investigations unfolds, and is the setting of this critically lauded film.

With this new trailer, we now get a sense of the film’s tone, which seems to be taking the film into true thriller mode.  It is from director Amir Bar-Lev, who helmed the wonderful art documentary, MY KID COULD PAINT THAT, and this looks like a massively compelling and rather shocking thriller, just in the clothing of a documentary.

Check out this film when it hits theaters on August 20th.


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