UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif.—Oscar winners Matt Damon (”The Departed,” “The Bourne Supremacy”), Angelina Jolie (”Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “Girl Interrupted”) and Robert De Niro (”Raging Bull,” “Meet the Fockers”) star in “The Good Shepherd,” coming to DVD April 3 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
A tale of secrets, deception and murder played out at the height of the Cold War, “The Good Shepherd” reveals the untold story of the birth of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The supporting cast includes Oscar winners William Hurt, Joe Pesci and Timothy Hutton as well as Alec Baldwin, Billy Crudup, John Turturro and Sir Michael Gambon.
Directed by De Niro from a script by Academy Award-winning writer Eric Roth (”Forrest Gump”), “The Good Shepherd” takes audiences deep into the dark world of international intelligence and espionage. The DVD features more than 15 minutes of deleted scenes that heighten the film’s suspense.
In “The Good Shepherd,” Damon is Edward Wilson, a man whose loyalty to his country compromises his commitment to everything else, including his wife, Clover (Angelina Jolie) and son Edward, Jr. (Eddie Redmayne). After being recruited to work for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) by General Sullivan (Robert De Niro) during WWII, Wilson goes on to become one of the founding operatives of the CIA. Enmeshed in a secret world of deception and murder, and locked into a battle of wits with his Soviet counterpart, Wilson’s dedication to his job and youthful idealism are slowly eroded by his growing suspicion of the people around him.