Focus Features just debuted the first trailer and poster for Darkest Hour, based on a true story. Directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) from a script by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything), Darkest Hour stars Oscar nomimee Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. The cast also includes Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn. Focus Features is targeting a November 22, 2017 theatrical release.
The Plot: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (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.