Universal Pictures has released a batch of great character posters for their forthcoming Winston Churchill biopic, Darkest Hour starring a spectacular transformation for Gary Oldman.

The Posters depict Oldman as Churchill, side on with that iconic cigar protruding from his mouth, Kristin Scott-Thomas as his wife, Clementine Churchill, Ben Mendelsohn as King George VI, Lily James as Elizabeth Layton and Stephen Dillane as the Viscount of Halifax.

Related: Darkest Hour TIFF17 Premiere Interviews

Directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Hanna, Pride & Prejudice, Anna Karenina) from a screenplay by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything), the film is made up of an all-star cast of Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn.

Darkest Hour will be released in cinemas on January 12th 2018.

We were lucky enough to attend the TIFF17: Darkest Hour press conference and have prepared this rather lovely highlights video below. The event was attended by Joe Wright, Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn. If that isn’t enough, click this way for our red carpet interviews again from Toronto and scroll down for the brand new character posters.

Darkest Hour Official Synopsis

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While manoeuvring his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.

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.

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