Ahead of its UK TV premiere tomorrow, a new trailer has arrived online for director Tom Harper’s thriller War Book, which revolves around a group of civil servants take part in a regular role-playing game to practise their response to a nuclear explosion leading to all-out nuclear war and stars Sophie Okonedo, Phoebe Fox, Ben Chaplin, Antony Sher, Kerry Fox and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. You can check it out below after the official synopsis…
WAR BOOK takes place over three days as nine civil servants gather to take part in a policy shaping scenario. They are there to take decisions on Britain’s reaction to an international nuclear attack. At first the participants are casual, playing out the scenario against a backdrop of their own petty squabbles and personal ambitions. Only two participants know the truth – that the country is secretly facing a real nuclear threat, and that their theoretical responses may become reality sooner than they can know.
As the scenario escalates and the group begins to address the breakdown of civil order, the reality that they are deciding our futures dawns. When personal politics crash irrevocably into the room, each is forced to look closely at what they really believe, and how much their decisions are actually worth.
War Book is set to air to BBC Four tomorrow, August 10th.