Winston Churchill will always be seen as one of the great figures who lead against the ‘tide of fascism, bigotry and hate’. In the Darkest Hour, Gary Oldman puts on the prosthetics to play Churchill face the Nazi onslaught as a national crisis unfolds. Joe Wright‘s latest movie promises to give us a closer glimpse of the man behind the public figure. Today we have a brand new UK trailer which highlights the iconic war leader refusing to back down when his detractors and critics are lining up to destroy him. ‘Never, Never Surrender’ and watch that trailer courtesy of Universal Pictures.
Churchill was seen as the heart of the nation during our country’s testing period. There are no quarrels politically Churchill was not popular, some American critics have tried to compare with Donald Trump. There are some parallels but to say its the exact same is a bit outrageous comment to say.
Universal see Oscar potential here, Wright has the experience to win the gold, however, it’s Gary Oldman‘s performance that’s getting the most attention. A performance the actor himself said was inspired by his late old friend David Bowie’s approach to challenging himself.
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 will arrive in the UK and Ireland from 12th January 2018 (22nd November in the USA).
The movie also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn.