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One of Lance Reddick’s latest roles is as the chief judge in a legal thriller

by Stewart Cole

There aren’t nearly enough courtroom dramas in movies these days. What was once one of the most popular genres in the United States, in the heyday of movies like Some good men the Time to kill, is now gone, or worse, relegated to TV shows that are six hours longer than they should have been. But Kane’s Mutiny Court Martial, which released a trailer on Thursday, is here to fix that. The film is set to release on October 6 on Paramount Plus with Showtime.

The film follows the court-martial of a Navy officer who tried to relieve his master of duty when the officer found the master mentally unfit to command. This is an act of mutiny according to the Navy, or at least it is if the officer was wrong. In classic courtroom fashion, this all unfolds through a litany of arguments, sweeping statements from lawyers and passionate outbursts that are quickly silenced by a stern, no-nonsense judge played by the late Lance Reddick.

The film is based on a novel of the same name by Herman Wouk, and has been adapted and directed by William Friedkin, the legendary director behind films such as The Exorcist and Magicianwho died in August this year.

Supporting Reddick in the film is Kiefer Sutherland (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me) as Lieutenant Commander Phillip Queeg (the man stripped of command of the ship), Jake Lacy (The White Lotus) as Lt. Stephen Maryk (the officer on trial) and Jason Clark (Oppenheimer) as Lt. Barney Greenwald, Maryk’s reluctant lawyer.

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