A Mighty Heart

(2007)

Based on Mariane Pearl's memoir detailing the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death. The story covers Danny's (Futterman) reasons for being in Karachi, Pakistan, the complete story of his abduction, the intense effort of his wife, Mariane Pearl (Jolie) to find him during the weeks following his disappearance and his eventual murder.

‘A Mighty Heart’ Reveals Itself on Standard and HD-DVD October 16

One of the most important movies of the year comes to DVD this October.

In a story from DVD Town, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing A Mighty Heart on Standard DVD and HD-DVD October 16.

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Dan Futterman Plays Journalist Daniel Pearl in ‘A Mighty Heart’

Dan Futterman is probably most well known for his TV work. He had a recurring role on the long-lived "Judging Amy" and numerous guest spots on sitcoms like "Sex in the City" and "Will and Grace". He gained critical acclaim by writing Bennett Miller's Oscar winning Capote. Dan takes his acting career in a completely different direction with his riveting portrayal of murdered Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl. Pearl was infamously kidnapped and beheaded by Islamic terrorists in Pakistan. A Mighty Heart tells the story of the aftermath of the kidnapping. The love affair between Marianne and Daniel Pearl is mostly seen in flashbacks. It is a tragic story, spectacularly acted and directed. Angelina Jolie plays Marianne Pearl with great distinction, but Dan Futterman breathes life into someone only known from the dreadful circumstance. A Mighty Heart is not to be missed, and is one of the great films of 2007 so far.

Dan Futterman: I was incredibly nervous about meeting her. Presuming to portray her beloved husband, I was terrified of that. She was instantly reassuring and instantly took it upon herself to make me feel comfortable with the situation and that speaks to her as a person.

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Your First Look at Angelina Jolie in ‘A Mighty Heart’

Paramount Vantage has provided us with the first images of Angelina Jolie in A Mighty Heart, arriving in theatres nationwide on June 22.

Based on Mariane Pearl's memoir detailing the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death. The story covers Danny's (Dan Futterman) reasons for being in Karachi, Pakistan, the complete story of his abduction, the intense effort of his wife, Mariane Pearl (Angelina Jolie) to find him during the weeks following his disappearance and his eventual murder.

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