SHOWTIME today released the official trailer and key art for the original film The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, written and directed by Academy Award-celebrated filmmaker William Friedkin and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Herman Wouk of the same name.
The film, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, was completed prior to William Friedkin’s passing on August 7, 2023.
The captivating film follows a U.S. naval first officer who’s standing trial for orchestrating a mutiny after his captain shows signs of becoming unhinged and jeopardizes the lives of his crew.
Following the film’s premiere at the 80th Venice International Film Festival, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial will premiere on streaming and on demand for all SHOWTIME and Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers on Friday, October 6, before making its on-air debut on SHOWTIME on Sunday, October 8, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial is set to premiere on Paramount+ in all international markets where the streaming service is currently live, including the UK, Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia, France, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and South Korea.
At the start of a naval court-martial, Barney Greenwald (Clarke), a skeptical naval lawyer, reluctantly agrees to defend Lt. Steve Maryk (Lacy), a first officer of the Navy who took control of the U.S.S. CAINE from its domineering captain Lt. Philip Francis Queeg (Sutherland) during a violent sea storm in unfriendly waters.
As the trial progresses, Greenwald becomes increasingly concerned and questions if the events aboard the Caine were deemed a true mutiny or simply the courageous acts of a group of sailors who did not trust their unstable leader.
A Republic Pictures feature, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial is a film by William Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist) and based on the play by Herman Wouk.
Written and directed by Friedkin, the movie is produced by Annabelle Dunne (Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, Everything Is Copy and Fake Famous) and Matt Parker (Beasts of the Southern Wild) with Michael Salven (Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves) and Mike Upton (John Wick) serving as executive producers.
The film is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.