Watch A Mighty Heart
- 1 hr 48 min
Based on the Marianne Pearl memoir of the same title, A Mighty Heart is the story of the 2002 kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. While on assignment in Pakistan with his pregnant wife, Daniel Pearl (Dan Futterman) fails to return from an interview he has arranged with an Islamic cleric on the eve of their departure to Dubai. His wife Marianne (Angeline Jolie) who is also a journalist goes to the authorities and an investigation starts into his whereabouts. As it becomes clear that he has been kidnapped she uses all of her professional knowledge and skills to track who may have taken him and why. Marianne Pearl was actively involved in the making of the movie, even personally selecting Angelina Jolie to play her role. The movie received a positive critical response, with several nominations for Jolie's performance. Also featuring Will Patton as Special Agent Randall Bennett and Archie Panjabi as Asra Nomani. Directed by Michael Winterbottom.