VIDEO: Adam Driver Takes on the C.I.A. in New Trailer for Post-9/11 Political Thriller ‘The Report’

November film co-stars Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, and Corey Stoll

October 17, 2019

Adam Driver learns his own government has been torturing suspected terrorists in the new trailer for the upcoming political thriller “The Report.”

The award-winning actor and past Stern Show guest plays Daniel J. Jones, the U.S. Senate Select Committee investigator who famously authored a 67,000-page report on the C.I.A.’s brutal detention and interrogation program enacted after the events of 9/11.

In the first trailer for the Scott Z. Burns film, Adam’s character is shocked to learn what the C.I.A. has been doing to get answers. In this latest clip (above), he’s laser-focused on the practical implications. “They claimed they saved lives, but what they really did was make it impossible to prosecute a mass murderer because if what we did to him ever came out in a court of law the case is over,” Adam explains. “The guy planned 9/11.”

Meanwhile, his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) is hellbent on bringing his findings to light. “I would like us to be more than the country that did ‘the report,’” she declares. “I’d like us to be the country that made it public.”

Jon Hamm, Corey Stoll, Sarah Goldberg, and Michael C. Hall also co-star in “The Report,” which debuted at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and heads to theaters next month before arriving on Amazon Prime Video.

Adam has starred in several critically acclaimed festival flicks in 2019. In addition to “The Report,” he appeared alongside Bill Murray in the zombie flick “The Dead Don’t Die” and opposite Scarlett Johansson in “Marriage Story.” But when the actor joined the Stern Show in 2015, he’d just been cast in something much more high-profile: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Listen to a clip from Driver’s conversation with Howard about landing the role and the lengths he went to in order to protect its script (below).

“The Report” opens Nov. 15 in theaters.

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