BenMcKenzie's Got His Gun
Former O.C. star Benjamin McKenzie stars as Joe Bonham in his upcoming film Johnny Got His Gun.
Here’s a little history about the film: Filmed on a bare stage with only a bench and a chair to work with, actor Ben McKenzie gives a riveting tour-de-force performance as an American soldier hit by an artillery shell on the last day of WWI. The movie takes place in the mind of Joe Bonham, a quadruple amputee who has also lost his eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. Regaining consciousness, Joe discovers that while his brain is healthy and able to reason, the rest of his body is irreparably shattered, leaving him trapped forever within the confines of his own imagination. He struggles to find some way to communicate with the outside world. Tapping his head in Morse code, he breaks through and pleads with his caretakers to be put on display as a living example of the cost of war.
The film is adapted from the 1982 Off-Broadway play, “Dalton Trumbo’s JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN.”
Johnny Got His Gun opens in theaters in 2008.