Back in August, we lost one of our greatest filmmakers when William Friedkin passed away. His death came shortly before the Venice world premiere of what would turn out to be his final movie, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. Fortunately, Showtime quickly snagged the rights and they aren’t making us wait long for it, as it hits the network in October.
Starring Jason Clarke, Jake Lacy, Kiefer Sutherland, Monica Raymund, Lewis Pullman, Jay Duplass, Tom Riley, and the late Lance Reddick, the film is based on Herman Wouk‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Humphrey Bogart starred in the 1954 adaptation that earned multiple Oscar nominations.
Here’s the synopsis: At the start of a naval court-martial, Barney Greenwald, a skeptical naval lawyer, reluctantly agrees to defend Lt. Steve Maryk, a first officer of the Navy who took control of the U.S.S. CAINE from its domineering captain Lt. Philip Francis Queeg during a violent sea storm in unfriendly waters. As the trial progresses, Greenwald becomes increasingly concerned and questions if the events aboard the Caine were a true mutiny or simply the courageous acts of a group of sailors who did not trust their unstable leader.
The Caine Mutiny Court-Marshal streams exclusively on Paramount+ with Showtime on October 6th, followed by Showtime on October 8th.