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Judi Dench & Sophie Cookson Are RED JOAN [First Trailer/Posters]

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First look at the espionage drama.

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Director Trevor Nunn's Red Joan tells the true story of Joan Stanley, an elderly British woman who was arrested by MI5 in 2000 on suspicion of having been a Soviet spy during the communist era.

Stanley is portrayed by Judi Dench and in flashbacks by Sophie CooksonStephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes, Ben Miles and Tereza Srbova also star.

Red Joan is in UK cinemas April 19th.

Check out the trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

The year is 2000 and Joan Stanley (Dench) is living in contented retirement in suburbia at the turn of the millennium. Her tranquil life is suddenly disrupted when she’s arrested by MI5 and accused of providing intelligence to Communist Russia.

Cut to 1938 where Joan is a Cambridge physics student who falls for young communist Leo Galich and through him, begins to see the world in a new light.

Working at a top-secret nuclear research facility during WWII, Joan comes to the realisation that the world is on the brink of mutually assured destruction. Confronted with an impossible question – what price would you pay for peace? - Joan must choose between betraying her country and loved ones or saving them.

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