Gary Oldman puts in a jaw-dropping performance in the new glorious trailer for Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour.

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With Oldman at the forefront as one of Britain’s most famous Prime Ministers, Winston Churchill, the upcoming biopic depicts Churchill within the midst of his Darkest Hour, not only is he up against the invading Nazi Germany but those on home soil too.

Darkest Hour

Joining Oldman on the cast are Lily James (Baby Driver), Stephen Dillane (The Crown), Kristen Scott-Thomas (Suite Francaise) and Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and is written by Andrew McCarten (The Theory of Everything, Bohemian Rhapsody). Working Title Films have produced the film.

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The film is set for a UK release on the 12th of January 2018

Darkest Hour Synopsis

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (BAFTA-Award® winner Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.

As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a sceptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Darkest Hour