Eye In The Sky opens in Irish cinemas April 15th
Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman and Barkhad Abdi star in EYE IN THE SKY a contemporary international thriller set in the world of counter-intelligence and remote warfare.
After tracking a British citizen-turned-terrorist for six years, Colonel Katherine Powell (Academy Award winner Helen Mirren) finally corners her target in Kenya with the help of high-tech American drone surveillance. As Special Forces troops close in, the discovery of plans for a pair of imminent suicide bombings turns an intended capture into a mission to kill. But just as the Las Vegas-based drone pilot (Emmy Award winner Aaron Paul) prepares to launch a powerful Hellfire missile at the safe house, a nine-year-old girl is spotted in the kill zone, sparking an international debate at the highest levels of government about whether saving one child’s life is worth the almost certain death of hundreds of others. Meanwhile, a local operative (Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi) risks everything to try and get the girl to safety.
Taking place in near real-time across four continents, Eye in the Sky is a white-knuckle thriller that tackles the moral ambiguities of modern-day warfare head on. With a top-flight ensemble cast that also includes Alan Rickman, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox, the film deftly explores a political, legal and moral minefield in which every decision comes at a steep price.
Entertainment One presents Eye in the Sky, directed by Gavin Hood (Ender’s Game, Tsotsi) and starring Helen Mirren (Trumbo, The Queen), Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad,” “The Path”), Alan Rickman (the Harry Potter franchise, A Little Chaos), Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips, “Hawaii Five-O”), Jeremy Northam (Gosford Park, The Net), Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones,” “Downton Abbey”) and Phoebe Fox (The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death, “A View from the Bridge”). The screenplay is by Guy Hibbert (“Complicit,” Five Minutes of Heaven). Director of photography is Haris Zambarloukos (Locke, Thor). Production designer is Johnny Breedt (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Hotel Rwanda). Music is composed by Paul Hepker (Rendition, Tsotsi) and Mark Kilian (Trust Me, Pitch Perfect).
The film is produced by Ged Doherty (Loving, Amá), Colin Firth (Loving, Amá) and David Lancaster (Nightcrawler, Whiplash). Executive producers are Claudia Bluemhuber (A Hologram for the King, The Railway Man), Benedict Carver (Wolves, Maps to the Stars) and Xavier Marchand (Suite Française, Quartet).
In Irish Cinemas April 15th 2016