WATCH: Andrew Garfield Stars in Mel Gibson’s WWII Drama ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

Mel Gibson is back in the director’s chair after a long absence with his intense WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge, starring Andrew Garfield.

The film tells the true story of Cpl. Desmond Doss (Garfield), who joined the service as a medic but because he was a Seventh-day Adventist, also stood by his religious beliefs and was a WWII conscientious objector, refusing to touch a gun.

Doss is eventually sent to Okinawa, where he was involved in the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, a two-week confrontation between U.S. and Japanese soldiers that took place on “Hacksaw Ridge” on the Japanese island. Doss became the first objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Watch the trailer above.

Hacksaw Ridge also stars Teresa Palmer, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Hugo Weaving and Rachel Griffiths and is set for release on November 4.

Gibson, who won two Oscars for his stellar 1995 film Braveheart last directed Apocalyto in 2006. Gibson is also reportedly working on a sequel to his hit film The Passion of the Christ.