Rosamund Pike was eager to star in ‘A Private War‘ because she thinks the real-life story is “inspiring”.
The 39-year-old actress plays the role of war correspondent Marie Colvin in the Matthew Heineman-directed drama, and Rosamund has revealed what attracted her to the project.
At the Deadline’s The Contenders London 2018 (Oct. 13) she shared:
“I think it’s a combination of things. Marie was a woman who I greatly admired, but I also thought it would be a story that other people, if they didn’t know her already, would find inspiring. Precisely because there’s the trope of the fearless war reporter, but here [in this story] is someone who is not fearless, who has tremendous fear, but also has tremendous belief and goes through that fear in the name of the cause she believes in.”
Rosamund – who previously starred in ‘Gone Girl’ – also revealed she was excited by the prospect of working with Matthew.
Speaking to Deadline, the actress explained:
“When I heard that Matthew Heineman was going to direct it, I thought, ‘Well, this seems perfect,’ because I’m sure he’s someone who would have made a documentary about Marie had she lived, and I thought, ‘He’s going to be fearless. Or at least he is going to be ruthless in his examination of the subject matter. He’s not going to shirk from a very real portrait of both Marie and Paul [Conroy, a photographer] and the war zones that they were covering.'”