A Mighty Heart

A Mighty Heart Poster

Genre :

Drama, War

Release Date :

June 22, 2007

Studio :

Paramount Vantage

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Michael Winterbottom

Producer :

Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt, Andrew Eaton

Movie Story

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.

Cast Overview

A Mighty Heart News

Angelina Jolie Nominated in 2008 Spirit Awards

Angelina Jolie Nominated in 2008 Spirit Awards

Comment | 3496 days ago
Giving her all in her role as Daniel Pearl's widow, the 'A Mighty Heart' star received 2008 Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead. Read More
Brad Pitt Hired Angelina Jolie with Concern

Brad Pitt Hired Angelina Jolie with Concern

Comment | 3658 days ago
Brad Pitt was worried that his choice of using girlfriend Angelina Jolie to play in "A Mighty Heart" is accused as favoritism. Read More
Angelina Jolie 'Frightened' in "A Mighty Heart"

Angelina Jolie 'Frightened' in "A Mighty Heart"

Comment | 3686 days ago
The fact that she has to portray the wife of a murdered hostage has left a 'haunting' image in Angelina Jolie's mind. Read More

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