Promotional film poster
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Produced by Michael DeLuca
Joni Sighvatsson
Ryan Kavanaugh
Written by David Benioff
Starring Natalie Portman
Jake Gyllenhaal
Tobey Maguire
Sam Shepard
Clifton Collins, Jr.
Mare Winningham
Music by Thomas Newman
Cinematography Frederick Elmes
Editing by Jay Cassidy
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release date(s) December 4, 2009
Country United States
Language English

Brothers is an upcoming 2009 drama-war film starring Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman. Directed by Jim Sheridan, the film is based on Susanne Bier's 2004 film Brødre.


When a decorated Marine goes missing overseas, his black-sheep younger brother cares for his wife and children at home—with consequences that will shake the foundation of the entire family. The film tells the powerful story of two siblings, Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) and younger brother Tommy Cahill (Jake Gyllenhaal), who are polar opposites. A Marine about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, Sam is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, the aptly named Grace (Natalie Portman), with whom he has two young daughters (Bailee Madison, Taylor Grace Geare). Tommy, his charismatic younger brother, is a drifter just out of jail who’s always gotten by on wit and charm. He slides easily into his role as family provocateur on his first night out of prison, at Sam’s farewell dinner with their parents, Elsie (Mare Winningham) and Hank Cahill (Sam Shepard), a retired Marine.



Release historyEdit

Region Date
United Kingdom (UK Première) TBR
United Kingdom TBR
Canada and United States December 4, 2009
The Netherlands December 10, 2009
Belgium December 30, 2009
Denmark January 29, 2010
Sweden February 26, 2010
Finland March 5, 2010

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