"Burning Blue" Film, Starring Trent Ford, Morgan Spector, Tammy Blanchard, Cotter Smith, Michael Cumpsty, Released Today

By Andrew Gans
06 Jun 2014

Morgan Spector
Morgan Spector
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

"Burning Blue," a new film based on DMW Greer's play of the same name, opens in cinemas and on demand June 6.

Directed by DMW Greer from a screenplay by Greer and Helene Kvale, the Lionsgate film stars Trent Ford (Dan), Morgan Spector (Will), Rob Mayes (Matt), William Lee Scott (Charlie), Cotter Smith (Admiral Lynch), Michael Cumpsty (Admiral Stephensen), Michael Sirow (Cokely), Mark Doherty (Squadron Skipper), Chris Chalk (Jones), Tracy Weiler (Nancy), Gwynneth Bensen (Tammi), Jordan Dean (Stewie), Johnny Hopkins (Petty Officer Gorden), Haviland Morris (Grace Lynch), Karolina Muller (Olenka), Dylan Rafferty Brown (Atticus) and Tammy Blanchard (Susan).

"They have been trained to meet danger head-on, to execute vital strategic maneuvers while flying at breathtaking speeds," according to production notes. "But after a series of fatal accidents, a close-knit squadron of male Navy pilots begins to splinter—and becomes the focus of a criminal investigation. As a government agent digs to uncover the cause of the accidents, two of the pilots engage in a secret, forbidden relationship. Their affair is exposed…and the squadron is engulfed by an incendiary scandal that will challenge each pilot’s notions of friendship, love, honor and courage."

The 104-minute film is rated R for "language, some sexual content and graphic nudity."



Greer's take on the "Don't Ask/Don't Tell" military policy opened Oct. 16, 2002, at Off-Broadway's Samuel Beckett Theatre. It played a limited engagement through Dec. 15, 2002.