A Mighty Heart Movie

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The film is based on Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death.

Who's Involved:

Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Brad Pitt, Will Patton, Dede Gardner, Michael Winterbottom, Archie Panjabi, Andrew Eaton, Irfan Khan

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

On January 23, 2002, Mariane Pearl's world changed forever. Her husband Daniel, South Asia bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, was researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid. The story drew them to Karachi where a go-between had promised access to an elusive source. As Danny left for the meeting, he told Mariane he might be late for dinner. He never returned.

In the face of death, Danny's spirit of defiance and his unflinching belief in the power of journalism led Mariane to write about his disappearance, the intense effort to find him and his eventual murder in her memoir A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl. Six months pregnant when the ordeal began, she was carrying a son that Danny hoped to name Adam. She wrote the book to introduce Adam to the father he would never meet. Transcending religion, race and nationality, Mariane's courageous desire to rise above the bitterness and hatred that continues to plague this post 9/11 world, serves as the purest expression of the joy of life she and Danny shared.

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Who stars in A Mighty Heart: Cast List

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Who's making A Mighty Heart: Crew List

A look at the A Mighty Heart behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Michael Winterbottom last directed The Trip to Greece and Greed.


Production Company

Plan B Entertainment

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Production: What we know about A Mighty Heart?

Key Facts

  1. Based on Pearl's memoir "A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl." Picked up in turnaround from Warner Bros., the film was originally set-up at the studio by then Plan B partners Pitt and Brad Grey.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2004 - December: The film was set to Completed  status.

A Mighty Heart Release Date: When was the film released?

A Mighty Heart was a release in 2007 on Friday, June 22, 2007. There were 7 other movies released on the same date, including Slow Burn, 1408 and September Dawn.

A Mighty Heart DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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A Mighty Heart was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 .

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