LOVE AND HONOR, previously titled AWOL is an upcoming romance drama film directed by first-timer Danny Mooney, starring Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games’Gale Hawthorne) as a soldier who sneaks back home from the war in Vietnam to find and win back his girlfriend. Austin Stowell, Teresa Palmer, Aimee Teegarden, Chris Lowell and Wyatt Russell also star in the film.
The film, based on a true story of a Michigan soldier, takes place during the Vietnam War and is set in Ann Arbor and surrounding areas. It is described as a love story in the tradition of films like “The Notebook” and “The Lucky One”.
When Dalton Joiner (Stowell), a young soldier in Vietnam, gets dumped by his hometown girlfriend Jane (Palmer), he vows to sneak home during war to win her back. His best buddy, Mickey Wright (Hemsworth), never one to miss out on a wild time, decides to go with him. They must get back to America, change her mind and return to the war without getting caught. These best friends end up learning the true meaning of love, honor and commitment.