Entertainment Weekly has debuted three first look images for the upcoming biographical drama Churchill featuring Brian Cox as the legendary British wartime Prime Minister, Miranda Richardson as his wife Clementine, and John Slattery as future US President, General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, the film follows Winston Churchill in the 48 hours leading up to D-Day; take a look below…
May 23rd, 1944: as tensions mount in the 48-hours preceding D-Day, the now-beleaguered Prime Minister Winston Churchill, played by Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy, X-Men 2, Zodiac, War & Peace, Troy), must prepare a final attempt to crush Hitler’s encroaching army. With the entire War effort ultimately hinging on this decision, the stakes have never been higher. As the Wartime leader clashes with his generals, tension builds with the Americans, and Churchill must wrestle his inner-demons in order to navigate the Allies to victory.
Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter, Testament of Youth) plays beloved wife Clemmie Churchill, with John Slattery (Mad Men, Captain America Civil War) as General Eisenhower, James Purefoy (Rome, The Following, High Rise) as King George VI and rising-star Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Tarzan) as Churchill’s secretary.
Churchill is set for release on June 2nd in the States and on June 16th in the UK.