Magazine article Screen International

Content Media Boards Sundance Pick 'Legion of Brothers'

Magazine article Screen International

Content Media Boards Sundance Pick 'Legion of Brothers'

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CNN Films and Passion Pictures produced Legion Of Brothers, about the small deployment of Special Forces troops sent to Afghanistan immediately after the September 11 attacks to thwart the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

CNN retains US broadcast, theatrical and streaming rights.

Content will take the film to the EFM in Berlin next month where president of film Jamie Carmichael and executive vice-president of sales and distribution Jonathan Ford will introduce to international buyers.

Passion's John Battsek produced Legion Of Brothers with Barker, Peter Bergen and Tresha Mabile, while Amy Entelis and Vinnie Malhotra served as executive producers.

Barker directed Sundance 2013 selection Manhunt.

"We were immediately struck by the emotional power of Greg's film," said Carmichael. "We know that there's a tremendous level of interest in all things 'special forces' and this film delivers all of the insider military info you could hope for - but what is surprising is the level of emotion these extraordinary men show.

"Clearly they have given much in service of their country and we need to recognise that this service comes at great cost. …

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