Cusack completes Iraq War drama
When I read this story about John Cusack finding his next film project because he was searching for a tale that told what happened when coffins came back from Iraq I thought we would be in for a strong political tale, but again this Iraq War film looks back to America and to real people.
...a small, independent film in which Cusack plays a man whose wife Grace is killed in service in Iraq...
...Cusack's character, Stanley, delays telling his two daughters about their mother's death, instead taking them on a road trip while the former military man sorts out his complicated feelings about the war.
Although Cusack says that he was looking for a story to talk about coffins coming back from Iraq, something which the American Goverment is hiding the people from, this film isn't political, but rather about people and coming to terms with grief.
"I feel that people will be interested in seeing the story of the human cost of this war", Cusack said.
It's an interesting interview, although all too short, and I'm happy to say that the mention of Say Anything is in there, a movie I love. Cusack is a fabulous actor, and to learn that he pulls the romantic comedy roles to finance the independent work he does is good news indeed, for the independent work he has brought us has been superb.