Andrew Garfield has shed his British accent in the past, playing Spider-Man and, in “99 Homes,” a father battling real-estate corruption. Now, he is portraying another American hero in “Hacksaw Ridge,” this time with a Southern drawl that is so earnest you’ll just want to squeeze his dainty, heroic little body.
In Mel Gibson’s new movie, Garfield plays Desmond Doss, the religious conscientious objector who saved 75 comrades in a World War II battle without carrying a single gun. President Harry Truman awarded Doss a Medal of Freedom, and Robert Schenkkan (”All the Way”) and Andrew Knight (”Rake”) awarded him with a screenplay about his life. The movie, which also stars Vince Vaughn and Sam Worthington, opens Nov. 4, smack-dab in the war zone that is Oscar season. Watch the trailer below.