See Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Official 'Darkest Hour' Trailer

July 13, 2017
Source: YouTube

Darkest Hour Trailer

"You cannot reason with a tiger when your head is in its mouth!" Focus Features has unveiled the first trailer for Joe Wright's Darkest Hour, the second film this year about Winston Churchill (the other one is called Churchill starring Brian Cox). This is the film that stars the very talented Gary Oldman under heavy prosthetic as Winston Churchill, giving a powerful, commanding cigar-chomping performance. The focus in this film is on Churchill's first few days as Prime Minister, deciding whether or not to agree to a peace treaty with Nazi Germany or fight back and rally the troops. The cast includes Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, Kristin Scott Thomas, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Ronald Pickup, Nicholas Jones, Hannah Steele, Richard Lumsden, and Jeremy Child. This looks much, much better than the other Churchill film. And hopefully this will get Oldman an Oscar nomination - it definitely seems possible.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Joe Wright's Darkest Hour, direct from YouTube:

Darkest Hour Poster

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (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 skeptical 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 is directed by acclaimed Golden Globe-nominated English filmmaker Joe Wright, of the films Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, The Soloist, Hanna, Anna Karenina, and Pan previously. The screenplay is written by Anthony McCarten. Focus Features will release Darkest Hour in select US theaters starting on November 22nd later in the fall. First impression?

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  • Michael Wolff
    Speaking of tigers . . .
  • Churchill sent the army with tanks into Glasgow. These movies create a very weird version of history. Wonder if it will show him on the Special Brew haunted by the dead soldiers that he had a good laugh sending to their deaths.
    • Payne by name
      "good laugh sending to their deaths" - what nonsense are you talking about?
      • Read up on him, he was a drunken white supremacist. Some think he would have got along with Adolf, their views weren't that different.
        • Payne by name
          More nonsense.
          • How is it nonsense? Hahahahahahahaaaaa
  • hepwa
    Does an original screenplay Oscar count if you're basically transcribing famous speeches?
  • Payne by name
    It wasn't Alan Turing that saved us. There was a whole team working on Enigma.
    • Cyberdine
      Um yes he did. First, those"teams" weren't producing anything. Second, he was forced to work in a team - but his concept and engineering of the "Turing machine" and its complex design of running algorithms is what "saved us", otherwise we'd be living in Hitler's world right now.
    • The Avengers saved us. But it's still a classified file.
  • shiboleth
    So many films about Churchill lately. It seems there are too many of those ...
    The first 40 seconds would have been a great little teaser...than we get another 120 seconds.
  • LBR
    Greatest ever Briton?
  • Cyberdine
    No not talking about the film. These are facts. Do some research.
    • Payne by name
      Facts passed through your one dimensional filter. Try opening your mind.
      • Cyberdine
        Surmising is not opening your mind, but good luck with that.
  • Wow. Gary Oldman is unrecognizable! I only see Churchill! I hope this performance is Oscar worthy for him. Looks amazing performance-wise.




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