The Mauritanian starring Jodie Foster and Tahar Rahim is all set for a theatrical release in the US and UK.
2021 will be a big year for cinema buffs as a number of highly anticipated films will all hit the big screens. One of them is Kevin Macdonald’s legal drama film The Mauritanian. It is based on the 2015 magazine, Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Salahi, a true story of Salahi’s 14-year experience of being held without charge in Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
During development and pre-production, the film was titled Guantánamo Diary. During filming was the title Prisoner 760. The final title was revealed in November 2020 The Mauritanian
For the theatrical release, The Mauritanian has had its virtual screening at various events and film festivals. It received mixed reviews, but Jodie Foster and Tahar Rahim’s performances were appreciated. They received nominations at the 78th Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actor – Film Drama, respectively.
The Mauritanian cast
Here’s a look at the cast members along with their roles in the movie:
- Jodie Foster as Nancy Hollander
- Tahar Rahim as Mohamedou Ould Salahi
- Shailene Woodley as Teri Duncan
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Couch
- Zachary Levi as Neil Buckland
- Saamer Usmani as Arjun
Mauritania release date
In the United States, the film will be released on February 12, 2021. At the box office it will clash with Judas and the Black Messiah, and Minari. In the UK, The Mauritanian will be released on February 26, 2021, ahead of the 78th Golden Globe Awards, scheduled for February 28, 2021.