Ill be first to put my hand up to say there is certain journalists whose reputation is as low as the dogshit on someone’s shoe and deserve very little respect. There is journalists who deserve all the respect in the world as they put their lives in danger everyday in the name of news. Signature Entertainment has a film of true journalism coming next month in the shape of Daniel.
Today you can get a glimpse into the film with the UK Trailer and tease a very harrowing film on the cards. Directed by The Girl With Dragon Tattoo (original) filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev along with actor turned filmmaker Anders W. Berthelsen in his feature debut. The film centres on press photographer Daniel Rye (Esben Smed) who headed to Syria only to be kidnapped and held hostage by ISIS. Held for nearly 400 days with 23 foreign nationals including journalist James Foley (Toby Kebell) whose public execution would shock the world in 2014.
This looks a fantastic film, great sacrifice, danger these men and women go through, a emotional gut wrench on the cards with this one…
Starring Toby Kebbell (Kong: Skull Island) and Ebsem Smed (The Kindness of Strangers), DANIEL is the inspiring and shocking story of Daniel Rye, a photographer who was at the centre of one of the most spectacular kidnappings in recent times.
Daniel, who was kidnapped by ISIS and held hostage in Syria for 398 days along with 23 other foreign nationals including the infamous and ill-fated journalist James Foley.
The film follows Daniel’s fight for survival and the alliance he formed with James before his public execution which made global headlines in 2013.
The film co-stars Sofia Asir, Arbi Alviati, and Henrik Birch.
Daniel will be released in the UK and Ireland from 18th January 2021 on Digital HD.