When you first look at Gary Oldman, you wouldn’t think he’d be the first choice to play British wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill. However, as the pic above and trailer below show that after an impressive transformation, he’s far better than you’d think.
Here’s the synopsis for the Darkest Hour, ‘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.’
Kristen Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup and Ben Mendelsohn also star, with Joe Wright directing. It’s due in UK cinemas next January.