Focus Features released the final theatrical poster for the dramatic film, Darkest Hour, one day prior to the launch of the movie’s second trailer. Directed by Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement), Darkest Hour is based on real events and stars Gary Oldman as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The cast also includes Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn.
Focus Features is targeting an awards season run kicking off on November 22, 2017.
The Plot: During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.
Directed by Joe Wright, Darkest Hour is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill’s courage to lead changed the course of world history.