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A group of journalists attempt to stay alive and cover the outbreak of a second civil war in the United States

In a not so distant future, all out war has broken out in the United States of America, with 19 states already seceding from the union and the country divided into a so-called Western Force in Texas and California and the rest of the US. Meanwhile, a group of journalists try and keep the population informed at great personal risk.


What to know

Ex Machina and Annihilation writer and director Alex Garland creates a war drama for A24

Civil War is an upcoming war drama produced by DNA Films for A24. The film is written and directed by Alex Garland, who is known for writing and directing Ex Machina, Annihilation, and Men. The cinematography is done by Rob Hardy, who previously worked with Garland on Ex Machina and Annihilation. 

Civil War features an all-star cast, including Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog, Fargo), Jesse Plemons (Fargo, Killers of the Flower Moon), Cailee Spaeny (Priscilla, Mare of Easttown), Wagner Moura (Narcos), and Stephen McKinley Henderson (Law & Order, Fences). Other cast members include Nick Offerman as the American president, Karl Glusman, Sonoya Mizuno, and Jonica T Gibbs.

Production News

  • January 21, 2022
    • A24 first announce that they are partnering with Alex Garland to make a film called Civil War, which he will write and direct. The film is set to star Kirsten Dunst,, Wagner Moura, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Cailee Spaeny. (Source: Deadline)
  • December 13, 2023
    • A24 release the first trailer for Civil War, showing a tense outbreak of war in the United States in which the government conducts airstrikes on its own citizens, and journalists are killed in the capital city. The film will be released in cinemas on April 26, 2024. (Source: Deadline)
  • December 28, 2023
    • Variety report that Civil War's official runtime is 109 minutes, debunking previous rumours that it would last for over 3 hours. (Source: Variety)
  • January 18, 2024
    • A24 change Civil War's release date to April 12, 2024. The film was originally scheduled to be released a couple of weeks later. (Source: Deadline)
  • February 20, 2024
    • A new trailer for Civil War is released, revealing more sides to the conflict and showing the bombing of the Lincoln Memorial. (Source: YouTube)


Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction, Drama


1h 49min

Production country

United Kingdom, United States


Alex Garland


Kirsten Dunst
Wagner Moura
Cailee Spaeny
Jesse Plemons
Stephen McKinley Henderson
Nick Offerman
Karl Glusman
Sonoya Mizuno
Jefferson White
Jared Shaw
Chief Clark
Alexa Mansour
Justin Garza
Melissa Saint-Amand
Jojo T. Gibbs
Juani Feliz
Nelson Lee
Jeff Bosley
Brian Matney
James Yaegashi
Joe Manuel Gallegos Jr.
Air Steward
Greg Hill
Gas Station guard
Justin James Boykin
Injured Soldier
Xavier Miles
American Medic
Cora Maple Lindell
Dying Refugee
Brent Moorer Gaskins
Injured Marine
Brian Philpot
Petey Nguyễn
Simeon Freeman
Soldier Mike
Christopher Cocke
Airport Costumer
Jess Matney
Checkpoint Soldier
Tywaun Tornes
Ryan Austin Bryant
Refugee (uncredited)
Lauren Marie Gordon
Marine (uncredited)
Robert Tinsley
Marine (uncredited)
Jaclyn White
War Journalist (uncredited)