Death and Dishonor (USA) (working title)
In the Valley of Elah tells the story of a war veteran (Tommy Lee Jones), his wife (Susan Sarandon) and the search for their son, a soldier who recently returned from Iraq but has mysteriously gone missing, and the police detective (Charlize Theron) who helps in the investigation.
Paul Haggis directs from his original screenplay based on a story by Mark Boal and Haggis. This will be Haggis' directing follow-up to the Academy Award-winning Crash. In addition to the Oscar-winning screenplay for Crash, his recent writing credits include the award-winning Million Dollar Baby, for which he received an Academy Award-nomination for Best Screenplay, and current releases The Last Kiss, Flags Of Our Fathers, Casino Royale and Letters From Iwo Jima.
Also returning from Crash is composer Mark Isham, who here delivers a thoughtful, probing, emotionally impactful score, which artfully captures the drama of this powerful story.