Many horrors of 9/11 have been brought to the movie screen, but star-studded drama The Mauritanian takes a different angle,

Based on the New York Times best-selling memoir Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, this is a true story – here’s the official word: “Captured by the US government, Mohamedou Ould Slahi languishes in prison for years without charge or trial. Losing all hope, Slahi finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander and her associate Teri Duncan. Together they face countless obstacles in a desperate pursuit for justice. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch, eventually reveals a shocking and far reaching conspiracy.”

As for that killer cast, The Mauritanian stars Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Zachary Levi, Saamer Usmani, Shailene Woodley and Benedict Cumberbatch, and comes from director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland).

The Mauritanian is currently slated for a February 2021 release.