By Ryan Parsons | Images property of Universal Pictures.
Universal Pictures has released the first poster
Good Shepherd starring Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De
Niro, Alec Baldwin, Billy Crudup and Joe Pesci. Even with all the names,
Matt Damon gets the attention.
The Good Shepherd Movie Poster
The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed
through the prism of one man's life in The Good Shepherd,
an espionage drama starring Academy AwardŽ winners Matt Damon, Angelina
Jolie and Robert De Niro and directed by Robert De Niro.
Edward Wilson (Matt Damon) understands the value of secrecy-discretion and
commitment to honor have been embedded in him since childhood. As an eager,
optimistic student at Yale, he is recruited to join the secret society Skull
and Bones, a brotherhood and breeding ground for future world leaders. Wilson's
acute mind, spotless reputation and sincere belief in American values render
him a prime candidate for a career in intelligence, and he is soon recruited
to work for the OSS (the precursor to the CIA) during WWII.
The Good Shepherd Poster
As one of the covert founders of the CIA, working
in the heart of an organization where duplicity is required and nothing
is taken at face value, Edward's' idealism is steadily eroded by a growing
suspicious nature, reflective of a world settling into the long paranoia
of the Cold War. As his methods are adopted as standard operating procedure,
Wilson develops into one of the Agency's veteran operatives, all the while
combating his KGB counterpart. However, his steely dedication to his country
comes at an ever-increasing price. Not even his wife Clover (Angelina Jolie)
or his beloved son can divert Wilson from a path that will force him to
sacrifice everything in pursuit of this job.
The poster works, is to the point, and its lack of any details fits with
the whole CIA story.
The Good Shepherd comes to theatres on December