Focus Features released the first theatrical trailer for the historical drama “Darkest Hour” on Thursday that stars an unrecognizable Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill.
Director Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour” chronicles Winston Churchill difficult task to get England to stand up to Nazi Germany and enter World War II rather than negotiate a treaty with them.
When your watching the trailer you wouldn’t believe that was Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill the makeup is just that good and because of that you almost feel as if your watching the real Churchill. One trailer does not mean a movie will be good, but after watching this first one I would find it hard to believe that “Darkest Hour” won’t stir up some sort of Oscar buzz if the movie is indeed as good as it looks.
The Darkest Hour will open in select cities on November 22nd 2017.
Cast: Gary Oldman, Anna Karenina, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, Ben Mendelsohn
Darkest Hour Synopsis:
A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee 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.