We’re getting another Churchill movie this year and hopefully, it will be more historically accurate than the critically panned Churchill that was released earlier this summer (we didn’t see it and probably won’t).
In Darkest Hour, Gary Oldman is unrecognizable is Churchill during the dark days of the Battle of Britain. This looks really, really good.
See for yourself:
From the official release:
A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary 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.
Darkest Hour opens in the USA on November 22nd and in the UK on January 18, 2018 (odd that it opens in the UK later).