Academy Award winner Christopher Walken stars as small-town farmer Percy Schmeiser who challenges a major conglomerate when the company’s genetically modified (GMO) canola is discovered in the 70-year-old farmer’s crops.
Based on the events from a 1998 lawsuit, the film follows Percy as he speaks out against the company’s business practices, realising he is representing thousands of other disenfranchised farmers around the world fighting the same battle. Suddenly, he becomes an unsuspecting folk hero in a desperate war to protect farmers’ rights and the world’s food supply against what they see as corporate greed.
Originally titled Percy vs. Goliath, the film is directed by Clark Johnson and also stars Christina Ricci, Luke Kirby and Zach Braff.
Percy is set for release on October 9th.
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