A new trailer has debuted for the upcoming political drama The Journey. Directed by Nick Hamm, the film tell the true story of two men from opposite sides of the political spectrum who formed an unlikely partnership and went on to change the course of history. It stars Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney as Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness alongside Freddie Highmore, Toby Stephens, John Hurt, Ian Beattie, Catherine McCormack, and Ian McElhinney; watch it below after the official synopsis…
SEE ALSO: Read our review of The Journey here
The Journey is the gripping account of how two men from opposite sides of the political spectrum came together to change the course of history. In 2006, amidst the ongoing, decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland, representatives from the two warring factions meet for negotiations. In one corner is Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall), the deeply conservative British loyalist; in the other is Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney), a former Irish Republican Army leader who has devoted his life to the cause of Irish reunification. Opposites in every way, the two men at first seem to have little chance of ever finding common ground. But over the course of an impromptu, detour-filled car ride through the Scottish countryside, each begins to see the other less as an enemy, and more as an individual—a breakthrough that promises to at last bring peace to the troubled region. Driven by two virtuoso central performances, The Journey is a more-relevant-than-ever reminder of how simple humanity can overcome political division.
The Journey is set for release on June 16th.