'22 July' trailer: Paul Greengrass' retelling of Norwegian tragedy hits theatres and Netflix in October

'22 July' focusses the lens on one survivor’s physical and emotional journey to portray the country's path to healing and reconciliation


                            '22 July' trailer: Paul Greengrass' retelling of Norwegian tragedy hits theatres and Netflix in October

Coming from one of the most gripping storytellers of our times, Paul Greengrass' retelling of the 22 July Norway shooting is set to hit Netflix on October 10. The Academy Award-nominated director is best known for his works in 'The Bourne Ultimatum' (2007), 'United 93', and 'Captain Philips'. 

In '22 July', Greengrass recounts the true story of the aftermath of Norway’s deadliest terrorist attack. On 22 July 2011, 77 people were killed when a far-right extremist detonated a car bomb in Oslo before carrying out a mass shooting at a leadership camp for teens. '22 July' focusses the lens on one survivor’s physical and emotional journey to portray the country's path to healing and reconciliation.

'22 July' will retell the story of the infamous Norway shooting (Netflix)
'22 July' will retell the story of the infamous Norway shooting (Netflix)

With '22 July', Greengrass adds yet another entry into his mounting line-up of films inspired by real-life terror incidents.

The filmmaker helmed 'Bloody Sunday', about the 1972 'Bloody Sunday' shootings in Derry, Northern Ireland, and 'United 93', about the September 11 attacks. 'Omagh', which Greengrass co-wrote, trails the Omagh car bombing and its aftermath, while 'Captain Phillips', the Tom Hanks starrer which Greengrass directed, is a biographical survivor thriller based on the Maersk Alabama hijacking. 

Written and Directed by Greengrass, '22 July' is based on the book 'One of Us: The Story of an Attack in Norway - and Its Aftermath' by Åsne Seierstad. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Paul Greengrass, Gregory Goodman, and Eli Bush, and stars a largely Norwegian cast, including Anders Danielsen Lie, Jon Øigarden, Jonas Strand Gravli, Maria Bock, Thorbjørn Harr, Ola G. Furuseth, Seda Witt and Isak Bakli Aglen. '22 July' will debut on Wednesday, October 10, globally in select theaters and on Netflix.

Watch the trailer below: