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Gary Oldman Is Churchill In First DARKEST HOUR Trailer

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First trailer for the upcoming Churchill biopic.

A few weeks ago we saw Brian Cox portray Churchill in...well, Churchill. Next January we'll see Gary Oldman give us his take on the iconic leader in Darkest Hour, directed by Joe Wright. While the Cox movie was set at the end of WWII, this one appears to take place at the beginning of the conflict. Expect Oldman to figure heavily in the awards season conversation.

The official synopsis reads:

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 (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.