ICON Film Distribution

ICON Film Distribution

November 13, 2009 02:00 ET

Icon Film Distribution Announce 29th January 2010 Release For EDGE OF DARKNESS

Starring Mel Gibson

Directed by Martin Campbell

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 13, 2009) - Academy Award® winner Mel Gibson (Braveheart) makes his return to the big screen in the highly anticipated thriller, EDGE OF DARKNESS.

Directed by BAFTA nominee Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) and based on the BBC BAFTA award winning mini-series of the same name.

Gibson leads an impressive cast including BAFTA nominee Ray Winstone (The Departed, Beowulf), Danny Huston (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Bojana Novakovic (Drag Me To Hell). Academy Award® winner Graham King (The Departed, The Aviator) and Michael Wearing (BBC mini-series The Edge of Darkness) co-produced the film.

EDGE OF DARKNESS is an emotionally charged thriller set at the intersection of politics and big business. Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) is a veteran homicide detective for the Boston Police Department and a single father. When his only child, twenty-four year old Emma (Bojana Novakovic), is murdered on the steps of his home, everyone assumes that he was the target. But he soon suspects otherwise, and embarks on a mission to find out about his daughter's secret life and her murder. His investigation leads him into a dangerous looking-glass world of corporate cover-ups, government collusion and murder -- and to CIA operative Darius Jedburgh (Ray Winstone) who has been sent in to clean up the evidence. Craven's solitary search for answers about his daughter's death transforms into an odyssey of emotional discovery and redemption.

EDGE OF DARKNESS is released in cinemas across the UK on 29th January 2010. Certificate and running time TBC
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