Forest Whitaker joins Andy Garcia, Kim Coates, Deborah Kara Unger, and Eva Longoria in Canadian director Damian Lee's political/environmental thriller, A Dark Truth, in which Garcia plays a former CIA operative turned political talk show host, who is hired by a corporate whistle blower (Unger) to expose her company’s cover-up of a massacre in a South American village.

When he arrives, he is plunged into a violent and chaotic situation, with the military cracking down on a group of protesters led by a pair of activists (Longoria and Whitaker).

The depletion of earth’s natural resource of water serves as the backdrop for the film.

Magnolia Pictures is releasing the film in theaters on January 4th, 2013.

Watch the trailer below: