Andy Goddard‘s Six Minutes To Midnight has officially started production and will see to familiar faces reunite. Emmy Award® winner Eddie Izzard and Academy Award® winner Dame Judi Dench both worked together on Victoria & Abdul. Playing mother and son, now the pair work together as teacher and headmistress in a story based on true events.
Filming will take place over 6 weeks in various locations across Wales, UK. Lionsgate International is selling worldwide rights and Lionsgate UK will be releasing the film in the UK. The film will also star Jim Broadbent, Carla Juri (Blade Runner 2049), James D’Arcy ,and Jones (Submergence, Set Fire to the Stars), with additional cast members Maria Dragus (Graduation, the upcoming Mary Queen of Scots,), Tijan Marei (Ellas Baby, 4 Blocks) and Franziska Brandmeier (Am Tag die Sterne, the forthcoming Das Parfüm).
Based on true events – Summer, 1939 and Thomas Miller (Eddie Izzard) has taken a last minute and controversial role teaching English to the daughters of high-ranking Nazis at the Augusta-Victoria College, Bexhill-on-Sea – a finishing school on the south coast of England. Despite the storm clouds forming across Europe, the girls continue to learn deportment, Shakespeare, fitness and how to be a faithful member of Hitler’s League of German Girls.
Under the watchful eye of their headmistress Miss Rocholl (Judi Dench), and her devout assistant Ilse Keller (Carla Juri), the girls practice their English and learn how to represent the ideal of German womanhood. With a new world war imminent and a fog of resentment surrounding their presence, youth’s summer is running out for the girls…for everyone.
When the body of a former teacher is discovered, it triggers a sequence of deadly events where the girls and Miss Rocholl discover a world where loyalty is more important than truth. It also leaves Thomas running from the police with the threat of being hanged for murder.
It is Six Minutes to Midnight and can Thomas exonerate himself in time and save the hearts and minds of his students from the grip of Hitler?
There is no confirmed release date for Six Minutes To Midnight, expect sometime in 2019.