New Trailer and More from The Men Who Stare at Goats
10.26.09 by REELZ
The latest trailer for the darkly comic The Men Who Stare at Goats highlights the training that went into making Lyn Cassady (George Clooney) one of America's would-be psychic super-soliders. As their New Age trainer, Jeff Bridges comes off like The Dude on steroids, alternately barking orders and getting those soldiers dancing. We also get an amusing glimpse of fellow trainee Kevin Spacey channeling a clearly inadequate spirit guide and Clooney himself struggling with "the silence of the goats."
Underneath the comedy though, lies the even more absurd truth. There really was some sort of misbegotten psychic warfare initiative inside the U.S. military, and former participants have come out of the shadows to tell the wacky tale in a mini-documentary about the real First Earth Battalion on which the movie was based.