First Trailer for ‘Churchill’ Starring Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson

Brian Cox And Miranda Richardson

Lionsgate has debuted the first trailer for Jonathan Teplitzky-directed period drama Churchill starring Brian Cox as Winston Churchill and Miranda Richardson as his feisty wife, Clementine.

Also starring John Slattery, Ella Purnell, Richard Durden, Julian Wadman and James Purefoy, the film is about the most influential Briton of the last century and the 1944 D-Day invasion that turned the tide of World War II in Europe.

Cohen Media Group has acquired U.S. rights to the film and will release it on June 2nd to beat to theaters another Churchill project in the works: Joe Wright‘s Darkest Hour starring Gary Oldman as the iconic British prime minster, from a script by Anthony McCarten.

You can check out the ticking-clock thriller following the title character in the 24 hours before D-Day.

Brian Cox And Miranda Richardson

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. One man stands in their way: Winston Churchill. Fearful of repeating, on his disastrous command, the mass slaughter of 1915, when over 500,000 soldiers were killed on the beaches of Gallipoli. 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. Only the unflinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, unflappable wife Clementine can halt the Prime Minister’s physical and mental collapse.

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