Good Luck Trying to Find Gary Oldman Underneath All His Incredible Winston Churchill Makeup
Remember when the first photo of Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson hit the internet and no one could believe it was actually a photo of the Breaking Bad star and not the former U.S. president? This is like that.
Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill 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.
The film will also star John Hurt as Neville Chamberlain, who held office before Churchill, Ben Mendelsohn and King James VI, Lily James as Churchill’s secretary Elizabeth Nel, and Kristin Scott Thomas as Churchill’s wife Clementine. The Theory of Everything scribe Anthony McCarten wrote the script and produced the film. Darkest Hour hits U.K. theaters on December 29, 2017 and arrives in the U.S. on November 24, 2017.