Mar 31, 2023
‘War Unfolding’ Sets Star-Studded Cast
Annette Bening has been tapped to narrate the documentary War Unfolding from Sypher Studios, with Eliza Bennett, Rachel Bloom, Gary Cole, Abigail Cowen, Laura Dern, Monique Edwards, Michael C. Hall, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Paul Walter Hauser, Thurn Hoffman, Richard T. Jones, Jay Lee, Erick Lopez, Sandra Seacat, Wes Studi and DeWanda Wise among those set to appear in the film from director John B. Benitz.
Based on three New York Times bestselling books by historian Andrew Carroll and inspired by the stage play If All the Sky Were Paper, the film tells the story of Carroll, who travels the world to seek out the greatest war letters ever written. Over the past 25 years, he has preserved more than 200,000 correspondences from troops, veterans and their families, dating from the American Revolution to the present day. The letters, performed in filmed readings by War Unfolding’s cast, capture unvarnished stories and reveal the secrets of our best and worst natures — as well as our shared humanity. Bryce Cyrier, Benitz and Carroll penned the script and produced alongside Jason Pamer and Jens Jacob of Sypher Studios, and Garland Hunt Jr., with Dave Lopez and Kerry Patton serving as exec producers.
Bening is repped by CAA and Gochman Law Group; Bennett by Independent Talent Group and Affirmative Entertainment; Bloom by UTA, Sugar23 and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis; Cole by Gersh and Envoy Entertainment; Cowen by UTA and Mosaic; Dern by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Latham & Watkins; Edwards by Pinnacle Theatrical Talent; Hall by CAA, Hamilton Hodell, Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Peikoff Mahan Law Office; Harrison by WME, Anonymous Content and Del Shaw Moonves; Hauser by CAA, Artists First and Schreck Rose Dapello; Jones by Buchwald, Luber Roklin Entertainment and Yorn, Levine, Barnes; Lee by Buchwald and Schlegel Entertainment; Lopez by AKA Talent Agency, Sutton, Barth & Vennari and 5 Management; Studi by Innovative Artists and Michael Black Management; and Wise by CAA, M88 and Del Shaw Moonves.