Yesterday Focus Features unveiled a second trailer for the British war drama Darkest Hour.
The film is directed by Joe Wright who is known for his other projects such as Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, and Anna Karenina. Sticking to period pieces, he now wants to tell the story of Prime Minister Winston Churchill following his early days when he had to face Adolf Hitler’s army in the beginning of the Second World War and his difficult choice between the push to get England to stand up to Nazi Germany and enter the war or negotiate a treaty.
It’s not easy to explain in one movie the prime minister’s biopic, but Wright has faced this challenge together with the playwright Anthony McCarten, who is also known for writing the screenplay of The Theory Of Everything.
The cast is composed of Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James and Stephen Dillane. The actor John Hurt was initially cast to play the role of Neville Chamberlain, but because he passed away this year due to pancreatic cancer he was replaced by Ronald Pickup.
This film was presented at the Telluride Film Festival and screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. The public release date of the movie is on November, 22 in the United States and on December, 29 in the United Kingdom.
Watch the trailer below: