'American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally' starring Al Pacino: Air time, how to live stream and all you need to know about VoD drama
The return of Al Pacino to the movies after 'The Irishman' in 2019 should be enough for this drama to find acceptance. If that doesn't work, the intriguing storyline should. 'American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally' should be on your watchlist if you are someone who enjoys courtroom drama, especially when it's led by some of the industry's finest actors.
As the name hints, the story revolves around Axis Sally, the American woman who was charged with treason for broadcasting Nazi propaganda during World War II. More on that in a bit.
Air time and how to live stream
'American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally' will release on VoD on Friday, May 28, and will get a limited theater release.
The film is based on the true story of Mildred Gillars but the screenplay, co-written by director Michael Polish, has been adapted from William and Vance Owen’s book 'Axis Sally Confidential.' From what we have seen so far, the drama is set to be intriguing and nail-biting as Gillars focuses on redeeming her reputation. Her journey exposes the "dark underbelly of the Third Reich's hate-filled propaganda machine, her eventual capture in Berlin, and subsequent trial for treason against the United States after the war."
Meadow Williams plays Gillars, while Al Pacino has been tasked to play James Laughlin, the man whose role is to defend her in the 1949 trials. Thomas Kretschmann joins the roster as Joseph Goebbels. Swen Temmell, Mitch Pileggi and Lala Kent also star.
Vertical Entertainment and Redbox Entertainment have teamed up to present the historical courtroom drama that gets some of the best in business to share the frame. "The outstanding ensemble cast and talented director bring this unbelievable true story of an American citizen who helped the Nazis spread propaganda during the war," Redbox CEO Galen Smith told Deadline and added. "American Traitor is a real-life thriller and cautionary tale that should not be forgotten and we’re proud to team with Vertical to bring the film to audiences."
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