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First Trailer For Mike Leigh's Historical Drama PETERLOO

First look at the latest from the veteran British filmmaker.

For his latest drama, Mike Leigh takes us back to the Manchester of 1819 and the infamous massacre of civilian protesters at St. Peter's Field.

Leigh's film stars Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell, Philip Jackson, Vincent Franklin, Karl Johnson and Tim McInnerny.

Peterloo is in UK cinemas November 2nd.

Check out the first trailer below and let us know your thoughts.

The official synopsis reads:

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protestors were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.