Primal Fear is a 1996 American neo-noir crime and thriller film directed by Gregory Hoblit and starring Richard Gere, Edward Norton and Laura Linney. The film tells the story of a defense attorney, Martin Vail , who defends an altar boy, Aaron Stampler , charged with the murder of a Catholic archbishop, and his ensuing case against prosecutor Janet Venable . The movie is an adaptation of William Diehl's 1993 novel of the same name. Norton's role in the film received multiple accolades, including a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Primal Fear is the first theatrical...
|Release date:||April 3, 1996|
|Directed by:||Gregory Hoblit|
|Music by:||James Newton Howard|
|Screenplay by:||Ann Biderman, Steve Shagan|
|Adapted from:||Primal Fear|