McKenzie gets his 'Gun'

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Ben McKenzie ("The O.C.") will be hitting U.S. cinemas in the fall in "Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun," the film version of his one-man stage show.

Truly Indie will release Rowan Joseph's anti-war drama, the portrait of a World War I soldier with battlefield injuries that leave him trapped in his own body, unable to communicate with others.

Trumbo adapted his 1938 novel into a film he directed in 1971. The current project is a filmed version of Bradley Rand Smith's 1982 off-Broadway adaptation of the book, which starred Jeff Daniels.

The Greenwood Hill Prods. film will premiere Sept. 22 in Austin, followed by runs in California, New York and elsewhere. A portion of the film's proceeds will be donated to the Fallen Patriot Fund for families of Iraq War veterans.
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