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Darkest Hour Trailer: Gary Oldman IS Winston Churchill

Gary Oldman inhabits the role of Winston Churchill in director Joe Wright’s new film, Darkest Hour. The first trailer for Darkest Hour has been released online, offering just a hint of Oldman’s performance as Churchill, one that is already generating award buzz. The extensive makeup and Oldman’s lowered, gruff voice makes the versatile actor almost unrecognizable.

This iteration of the famed Churchill will be hitting screens just after John Lithgow’s great turn as the British Prime Minister on Netflix’s The Crown, a performance to which Lithgow has already collected numerous awards for.

Check out the trailer for Darkest Hour below:

Joe Wright’s most recent movie was the big budget flop Pan and he probably has a lot more riding on Darkest Hour than any of his previous films. He’s best known for his period dramas Atonement, Anna Karenina, and Pride And Prejudice, which have brought in Oscar nominations, critical acclaim and a vast amount of fans.

The official synopsis for Darkest Hour reads:

“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.”

You can also check out the first poster for Darkest Hour (via Focus Features), below.

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour co-stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn and is set to open in theaters on November 22, but it will most certainly be hitting the festival circuit with a possible world premiere at TIFF in September.


Images: Focus Features

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The Beguiled: First Trailer for Coppola’s Gothic Remake

Take a break from this summer’s blockbusters with a refreshing Gothic thriller from Sofia Coppola starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Colin Farrell. The Beguiled is sure to be a beautifully disturbing change of pace.

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HBO’s Westworld Debuts First Full Trailer

Turns out whatever shaky ground we may have thought HBO’s Westworld was under could prove false worries. The series looks to be near completion and with that arrives the very first, full trailer for the series.

Check out the trailer:

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Herald: Lovecraft And Tesla Teaming Up For The Small Screen

The rights to Action Lab Entertainment’s comic series Herald: Lovecraft and Tesla have been acquired by Romark Entertainment, in partnership with Markerstone Pictures as a possible television series.

Herald, created by writer John Reilly and artists Tom Rogers and Dexter Weeks, “is an alternate universe story in which a time-traveling Nikola Tesla teams up with writer H.P. Lovecraft and other historical figures to save the world from various cosmic horrors.”

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The Founder: Michael Keaton Builds An Empire In New Trailer

The Weinstein Company debuted the first trailer for McDonald’s biopic The Founder, starring Michael Keaton and Laura Dern, and directed by John Lee Hancock.

Check out the first trailer for The Founder below:

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Grizzly Spotlight: The Planet Of The Apes

Take a closer look at The Planet Of The Apes from 1968. A film that posed a number of philosophical, sociopolitical and culturally relevant questions in an allegorical science fiction epic that spanned several sequels, television series, animated programs, and present day reboots.

Consider the year in which The Planet Of The Apes was released, 1968. The turbulent years of the seventies were just about to hit while the civil rights movements were in full swing (as evidenced by the riots in Detroit). Here comes this movie, based on Pierre Boulle’s 1964 novel where astronaut/journalist Ulysse (anyone familiar with Greek mythology should be rolling their eyes) lands on a planet inhabited by apes who have comparable technological advances. It was the film’s screenwriters and producers who felt compelled to set the ape civilization in a more primitive, shantytown environment and integrate relevant issues of the times.

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The Girl On The Train Gets A Tense First Trailer

The first trailer for The Girl On The Train starring Emily Blunt and adapted from Paula Hawkins’ bestselling mystery novel has just dropped and it’s filled sex, violence, and mystery!

Check out the trailer for The Girl On The Train below:

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