As Hollywood gradually becomes willing to take a serious look at the war in Iraq, one of the first films to come off the assembly line will be producer-director Irwin Winkler's Home of the Brave. (Though I would swear I've written about this movie before, I can't find any sign of it in searches. Maybe I'm now dreaming about Cinematical posts.) The film, from a screenplay by Mark Friedman, stars Samuel L. Jackson as one of three soldiers who struggle with the adjustment to life back in the States after his return from the Middle East. Also in the cast are Jessica Biel, Christina Ricci, and Brian Presley, while 50 Cent is also in negotiations to join up.

Because the film's subject is seen as controversial, it took Winkler two years to line up financing for Brave, which will be made on a slim $12 million budget. The movie starts shooting in March in Morocco and Washington state.