The first trailer for the political thriller The Whistleblower, starring Oscar winner Rachel Weisz ( The Lovely Bones, upcoming Bourne Legacy), was released May 28.
The British actress portrays Kathryn Bolkovac, an American policewoman who as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia uncovers a sex-trafficking scandal. Based on true events, the film tells the story of her risky investigation and personal danger as she attempts to expose military personnel and diplomats involved.
The cast includes Vanessa Redgrave ( Letters to Juliet), Monica Bellucci ( The Sorcerer's Apprentice), David Strathairn ( The Bourne Ultimatum) and Benedict Cumberbatch ( Atonement). Canadian Larysa Kondracki, who also co-wrote the screenplay, makes her directorial debut.
First screened at the Toronto Film Festival, after more festival showings The Whistleblower debuts in Denmark in June and releases in North America August 5.