Simon Brew

Jul 14, 2017

The second of the two competing Winston Churchill movies edges closer. Here's the trailer for Darkest Hour…

Remember the summer when Deep Impact and Armageddon went head to head at the box office? Well, it’s sort of the same this year. Just with, er, Winston Churchill.

We’ve already had the release of Churchill, starring Brian Cox. A film that without Brian Cox in it would have been a pretty forgettable movie. Director Joe Wright is next to have a go, though, with Darkest Hour, which lands in cinemas later this year. Well, that’s if you’re in the US. Us in the UK have to wait until January 12th 2018, which sort of knackers my first paragraph up.

Onwards, though, for we have the first trailer and official synopsis for the movie. This time, Gary Oldman is playing Churchill, leading a cast that includes Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James and Ben Mendelsohn.

Here’s the new trailer…

And here’s the synopsis for the film…

After much anticipation, we are delighted to debut the first trailer and one-sheet for the upcoming film Darkest Hour, from acclaimed director Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice).

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.