The Men Who Stare at Goats

(2009)

The film, based on true events described in Jon Ronson's 2004 book of the same title, "The Men Who Stare at Goats," involves a down-on-his-luck reporter (McGregor) who gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent (Clooney) who reveals the existence of a secret, psychic military unit whose goal is to use paranormal powers to end war as we know it.

EXCLUSIVE: Grant Heslov Gets Telepathic with ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats’

How did you get away with making such an audacious film about the military? Did you ever worry that they might shut you down? Or is this film actually funded by the government to take our eyes off what is really going on?

Grant Heslov: You got it! The truth is I went to the military. I wanted to film on a base and use some of their equipment. They refused me. That was it. Because they didn't help me, they didn't have anything to say. If they would have helped me, maybe I would have listened to them a little bit more. I never would have changed anything in the script for them. And that's always the issue, right? You want to use their stuff, but you never want anybody to tell you what to do. The truth is, it worked out fine. I found everything I needed location wise anyway. It all worked out in the end.

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Stare at a New ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats’ Trailer

Based on true events described in Jon Ronson's 2004 book of the same title, The Men Who Stare at Goats involves a down-on-his-luck reporter (Ewan McGregor) who gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent (George Clooney) who reveals the existence of a secret, psychic military unit whose goal is to use paranormal powers to end war as we know it. Directed by Grant Heslov and also starring Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Rebecca Mader, and Terry Serpico, The Men Who Stare at Goats opens on November 6th, 2009.

The Men Who Stare at Goats was released November 6th, 2009.

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Watch the First Clip from ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats’!

Overture Films just released the first clip from Grant Heslov's The Men Who Stare at Goats starring George Clooney. We obtained this clip for you to check out...

In this quirky dark comedy inspired by a real life story you will hardly believe is actually true, astonishing revelations about a top-secret wing of the U.S. military come to light when a reporter encounters an enigmatic Special Forces operator on a mind-boggling mission.

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MovieWeb's 2009 Fall Movie Guide!

Labor Day weekend is coming up, and it's a holiday that marks the end of the summer movie season along with summer itself. All the kids are heading back to the classroom for another dreaded year of school and (for those in L.A. like myself) the weather starts to cool... hopefully. While fall usually isn't seen as a cinematic hotbed, with the blockbuster summer season over, there are still plenty of quality films to check out at the box office. This year we have Megan Fox's possessed body, a sensational animated film and a new zombie adventure. There's a lot more that I'm looking forward to this fall, so here is a comphrehensive look at what you can expect from this fall movie season.

Gamer is a high-concept action thriller set in a near future when gaming and entertainment have evolved into a terrifying new hybrid. Humans control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online games: people play people...for keeps. Mind-control technology is widespread, and at the heart of the controversial games is its creator, reclusive billionaire Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall). His latest brainchild, the first-person shooter game "Slayers," allows millions to act out their most savage fantasies online in front of a global audience, using real prisoners as avatars with whom they fight to the death.

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Check Out the Trailer for ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats’!

Apple has revealed the trailer for The Men Who Stare at Goats, a comedy by director Grant Heslov that stars George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges.

Opening in theaters on November 6, the film is based on true events as described in Jon Ronson's 2004 book of the same title, and involves a down-on-his-luck reporter (McGregor) who gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent (Clooney) who reveals the existence of a secret, psychic military unit whose goal is to use paranormal powers to end war as we know it.

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Overture Films Acquires ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats’

Overture Films announced today its acquisition of The Men Who Stare at Goats. The Smokehouse production stars Oscar-winner George Clooney (Syriana) and is directed by Oscar-nominee Grant Heslov (producer and co-writer of Good Night, And Good Luck). The comedy ensemble is rounded out by Golden Globe-nominee Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge!), Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, The Usual Suspects) and Oscar-nominee Jeff Bridges (The Contender). 'Goats' is produced by Clooney, Heslov and Paul Lister. Barbara A. Hall serves as executive producer.

Based on true events described in Jon Ronson's 2004 book of the same title, 'Goats' involves a down-on-his-luck reporter (McGregor) who gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent (Clooney) who reveals the existence of a secret, psychic military unit whose goal is to use paranormal powers to end war as we know it.

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Rebecca Mader Joins ‘Men Who Stare at Goats’

Starring opposite Ewan McGregor and George Clooney.

Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey & Jeff Bridges Are ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats’

George Clooney and Grant Heslov have rounded up an all-star cast.