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Mel Gibson to make Australian homecoming with Hacksaw Ridge

"He’s in talks to return for Hacksaw Ridge, a second world war drama about Desmond Doss, a devout Seventh-Day Adventist whose religion forbade him bearing arms and who became a conscientious objector. He nevertheless served as a medic alongside the Americans fighting the Japanese in the Pacific, and became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honour.
The film will focus on the 1945 battle of Okinawa, as American troops faced heavy fire at the bottom of a cliff; rather than retreating, Doss helped injured men to safety while under enemy fire. Andrew Garfield is in talks to play Doss, while Randall Wallace, who wrote Gibson’s hits Braveheart and We Were Soldiers, will tackle the script."






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