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The Wall is an American war film directed by Doug Liman and written by Dwain Worrell, about two American soldiers trapped by an Iraqi sniper. The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and John Cena. It is produced by Amazon Studios, and was released on May 12, 2017 by Roadside Attractions.


Two American soldiers (Aaron Taylor-Johnson and John Cena) are trapped by a lethal Iraq sniper, with only an unsteady wall between them.


  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the American sniper and one of two American soldiers
  • John Cena as one of two American soldiers


On November 12, 2014, it was announced that Amazon Studios had bought its first ever original spec script by Dwain Worrell, about an American sharpshooter trapped behind a wall and an Iraqi sniper. The script also appeared among the most liked un-produced screenplays in 2014 Black List. It was also Worrell's first screenplay which he wrote in China while teaching English. On March 29, 2016, it was reported that Doug Liman had been hired to direct the psychological thriller film before he moved to direct 20th Century Fox's Gambit. Glen Basner's FilmNation Entertainment handled the film's international sales at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, which would be released theatrically. On May 9, 2016, Variety confirmed that Aaron Taylor-Johnson had joined the film's cast to play the American sniper. On November 29, it was reported that Amazon had partnered with Roadside Attractions to distribute the film, which would also star John Cena, and the film would now follow two American soldiers. Amazon produced the film along with Big Indie Pictures, and Picrow, and Dave Bartis.US Ranger Sniper Nicholas Irving "The Reaper" was an on-set advisor for this film.

Principal photography on the film ended in November 2016 with a release of first look image.


The Wall was scheduled to be released on March 10, 2017, by Roadside Attractions. but was pushed back to May 12, 2017.

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