Set in the volatile arenas of intelligence and global politics, director Peter
ushers in a new wave of modern combat cinema in MILE 22, which follows an elite
paramilitary team who embark on an urgent mission to transport a foreign
intelligence asset from an American Embassy in Southeast Asia to an airfield for
extraction - a distance of 22 miles. This asset possesses highly classified
information, which could avert terrorist attacks of catastrophic proportions,
team must race against time and through a gauntlet in enemy territory, as the
military, police, and street gangs close in, determined to reclaim the asset.
While the Ground Branch team risks life and limb in Southeast Asia, they are
aided from thousands of miles away by a tactical command group known as
Overwatch, led by a man known only as Bishop, played by two-time Academy
Award nominee JOHN MALKOVICH. Overwatch is a high-tech team who wield
keystrokes, hacking skills, and intercepted information as easily as any
weapon. They offer real-time communication with and monitoring of the Ground
Branch agents involved in the operation, as well as troubleshooting and
help keep them alive, in motion and on mission, as the action unfolds and the
quickly becomes a battleground.
Mile 22 explores the complicated dynamic between MARK WAHLBERG (the
Transformers film franchise, Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon) and LAUREN COHAN
(television's The Walking Dead, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), as veteran
members of the CIA's most highly prized and most closely-guarded secret
They've worked together for years, which allows them to have an insight into
other, as well as the ability to keep each other mission-focused, despite
Wahlberg portrays James "Jimmy" Silva, the brilliant senior officer and leader
of this small but lethal group. He is methodical, decisive, and hyper-focused.
comes to work, the only thing that matters is the mission. He spends his life
puzzles, putting pieces together, trying to see the big picture; at work, it's
highly sensitive intelligence, while his "relaxation" at home is solving
puzzles. His brain is like a shark, always moving, always working, and seemingly
incapable of slowing down; he is incapable of separating himself from his work.
feels a tremendous amount of responsibility to protect his country and his team,
know him to be direct, gruff, unpredictable, sarcastic, and all business.
Cohan is Alice Kerr, an equally capable operative and Silva's lieutenant who,
unlike Silva, must contend with the distractions from the outside world -
specifically, being a divorced mother and navigating the difficult process of
with her combative ex-husband (played by director Peter Berg in a brief
cameo). She wrestles with the guilt of having to lie to her family and not being
be there for milestones in her daughter's life, leaving the new stepmom figure
the mommy role while Alice is protecting the very world this fractured family
Though she is a dedicated mother, Alice is also a linguist, a gifted
and is Silva's equal. In addition to having a unique bond with Silva, she
skill, intellect, and a focused anger that keep her engaged and alive.
The other members of Silva's elite operators include Samantha "Sam" Snow,
played by RONDA ROUSEY (Furious 7, The Expendables 3) and William Douglas III,
played by CARLO ALBAN (21 Grams, Whip It).
In his breakout film role, IKO UWAIS portrays Li Noor, an officer of the local
Special Forces - and a trusted intelligence source for the Americans - who holds
the key to extremely sensitive information that could prevent a terrorist attack
U.S. Noor offers the vital information in exchange for immediate extraction to a
in the United States, at which time he'll turn over the intel. Silva's team is
safely transporting Noor to a waiting military transport plane at an airstrip -
is 22 miles away. As Noor, Uwais gets to display his character's special
display the intense and explosive fighting style that first attracted worldwide
attention in The Raid films. He becomes both target and treasure, as Silva's
to deliver him to the extraction point so he can unlock the critical
The events of the film are very much a reflection of the chaotic and volatile
new political reality we find ourselves in, both at home and abroad, complete
myriad threats to our democracy that exist on any given day. In assessing and
responding to these threats, the first option is diplomacy. The second option is
military. When those options fail, Overwatch is the third option. Covert
informs and launches an Overwatch operation, and once it is launched, the team
members resign and are no longer acting as U.S. citizens. They are not bound by
established rules of engagement; their mission is everything, and its successful
outcome is their only objective, regardless of the losses sustained. America is
because of these special ops soldiers, who sacrifice their personal lives and
relationships in allegiance to the mission of protecting us from attacks. These
nameless men and women are a real-life team of Avengers, relying on instinct,
bravery, and combat skill instead of superpowers.
Directed by PETER BERG, the film marks the fourth collaboration between
Berg and Wahlberg, a pairing that has resulted in the films Patriots Day,
Horizon, and Oscar-nominated Lone Survivor. The screenplay is by LEA CARPENTER,
based on a story by GRAHAM ROLAND and Carpenter. Joining Berg's creative team as
director of photography are JACQUES JOUFFRET (Truth or Dare, The Purge film
series), production designer ANDREW MENZIES (Bright, Fury), and editors COLBY
PARKER, JR. (Patriots Day, Deepwater Horizon, Ant-Man), and MELISSA LAWSON
CHEUNG (Patriots Day, Battleship), and costume designer VIRGINIA JOHNSON
(Patriots Day, the upcoming The New Mutants), with music by JEFF RUSSO (The
Executive Producing are STUART M. BESSER (The Commuter, Molly's Game),
JOHN LOGAN PIERSON (Patriots Day), and GRAHAM ROLAND (Amazon's upcoming
Jack Ryan). Producing are PETER BERG for Film 44, MARK WAHLBERG for Closest to
the Hole, and Stephen Levinson for Leverage Entertainment. Jonathan Gray,
Rhodes, Judd Payne, Randall Emmett, Derek Collison, Sam Slater, Scott Carmen,
Bernon, Donald Tang, Wang Zhongjun, Wang Zhonglei, Felice Bee, Robert Simonds
and Adam Fogelson also serve as Executive Producers.
MILE 22 is an STX Films and Huayi Brothers Pictures presentation in
association with The Hideaway Entertainment.
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