Focus Features just released the second trailer for Darkest Hour, the World War II drama directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Hanna, Pride & Prejudice, Anna Karenina). The cast is led by Gary Oldman as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and includes Kristin Scott Thomas (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), Lily James (Downton Abbey), Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones), Ronald Pickup (The Crown), and Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline).
Focus Features has set a November 22, 2017 theatrical release date.
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 (Oscar nominee Gary 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.