Tye Sheridan on the ‘Shocking,’ ‘Honest’ Depiction of War in ‘The Yellow Birds’

Tye Sheridan didn’t initially love “The Yellow Birds” — in fact, reading it made him considerably uncomfortable. But that’s exactly why he ultimately decided to star in the war drama. Sheridan joined director Alexandre Moors and fellow star Jack Huston to talk about the movie at the Variety Studio presented by Orville Redenbacher’s at the Sundance Film Festival.

“When I read the screenplay, it scared me so much because I’d never read anything that was that shocking,” said Sheridan. “It was such an honest depiction of what war is and what it does to someone at a mental state.”

“I actually said I didn’t like the script because the way it made me feel,” he went on. “It just stayed with me and I thought, ‘Oh my god, this story needs to be told,’ because I didn’t know what war was until I read this.”

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