Helen Mirren, who plays a colonel in drone warfare film ''Eye in the Sky'', says the role, initially intended for a man, ''opens the film up to the female audience''. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)
NATURAL ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION A new drama starring British actress Helen Mirren looks at the use of drone warfare in international conflicts. In "Eye in the Sky", Mirren plays a colonel who insists on an immediate drone strike after discovering the location of a number of the most dangerous militants in the world. But not all the politicians in the British cabinet who are needed to make the decision agree with her assertive stance. The Oscar winner's role was initially intended for a man to play. During the UK premiere on Monday (April 11), Mirren said she thought playing the role helped female audiences engage with the film. When discussing the debate about this form of drone warfare "The Queen" actress said its use was inevitable. "Eye In The Sky", which also stars Aaron Paul and the late Alan Rickman, hits UK cinemas from April 15.