Focus Features has revealed a brand new trailer for their upcoming Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour. The film stars Gary Oldman as the Prime Ministers and follow Churchill on the eve of World War II as he’s not only given the honor of Prime Minister, but makes a push for England to stand up and enter the war against Nazi Germany rather than negotiate a treaty.
Gary Oldman continues to not just backdown in the story, but in his Oscar campaign either. Oldman looks like the early favorite for the Best Actor category, with a story that looks worthy of a possible nomination as well. It looks fantastic and thrilling, in more ways than one. I’m a junky for true story based war films and in my recent memory, I don’t remember having a film featuring Churchill to such an extent. I’ve learned of him growing up in school, but to see just a part of his story on screen with an actor like Oldman playing him, it’s pretty exciting. It looks like the perfect kind of drama for alate November release. My only hope is that the film doesn’t rely to heavily on Oldman and his performance. Hopefully the story was given just as much treatment as he was as Churchill.
Check out the new trailer below and after doing so, give me your thoughts in the comments. Is it something you’re interested in? Do you think it has a chance come next years awards? Set for release on November 22nd, Darkest Hour is directed by Joe Wright and also Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Ben Mendelsohn.
Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill 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.