Paramount+ Acquires William Friedkin’s Last Film, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, for International Release
– Studio-backed streaming service Paramount+ has secured the rights to distribute William Friedkin’s final film, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, in all international territories where the service is available.
– The film, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Hermon Wouk, features an ensemble cast including Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Clarke, and Jake Lacy, and will have its world premiere at the 80th Venice Film Festival.
Paramount+ announced on Sunday that it has acquired the international distribution rights for William Friedkin’s last film, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. The feature, written and directed by Friedkin himself, is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Hermon Wouk. The film will have its world premiere at the 80th Venice Film Festival on Sunday night.
The deal with Paramount+ includes all international territories where the streaming service is currently available. This includes countries such as the U.K., Canada, Latin America, Australia, Italy, Germany, France, and South Korea, among others. This allows a wide global audience to experience Friedkin’s final work.
Domestically, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial will be released on Showtime. The film boasts an impressive ensemble cast, including Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Clarke, Jake Lacy, Monica Raymund, Lewis Pullman, Jay Duplass, Tom Riley, and the late Lance Reddick. The story follows Barney Greenwald (played by Clarke), a skeptical Naval lawyer who reluctantly defends Lt. Steve Maryk (Lacy), accused of mutiny for taking control of the U.S.S. Caine from Captain Queeg (Sutherland) during a treacherous storm.
Produced under Paramount Global’s newly-revived Republic Pictures banner, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial was completed shortly before Friedkin’s passing last month. This film serves as the final testament to the legendary director’s remarkable career, which includes iconic films like The French Connection and The Exorcist.