Lionsgate has released the UK trailer for its upcoming historical drama/thriller “Churchill.” The film about the legendary British Primer Minister comes from Australian director Jonathan Teplitzky (“The Railway Man”), from a screenplay by author/historian Alex von Tunzelmann. Brian Cox toplines the film.
Here is the plot summary: In June 1944, allied Forces stand on the brink: a million soldiers are secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe. Exhausted by years of war and plagued by depression, Churchill is a shadow of the hero who has resisted Hitler’s Blitzkrieg. Should the D-Day landings fail, he is terrified he’ll be remembered as the architect of carnage.
The cast also includes Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), John Slattery (“Mad Men”), James Purefoy (“High-Rise”), Julian Wadham (“War Horse”), Richard Durden (“From Paris With Love”), Ella Purnell (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”). Lionsgate is handling the UK distribution, while Cohen Media Group will be releasing the film in the US.
“Churchill” opens in theaters in the United States June 2. The US trailer will be released soon, but for now, check out the UK trailer below.