With the film now in post-production, Lionsgate has released two first look images from Red Joan, which is based on Jennie Rooney’s best-selling novel of the same name and stars Judie Dench and Sophie Cookson as a woman accused of being the KGB’s longest-serving British spy.
2000: Joan Stanley (Dench) is living in contented retirement in suburbia at the turn of the millennium. Her tranquil life is suddenly disrupted when she’s arrested by MI5 and accused of providing intelligence to Communist Russia.
1938: Joan (Cookson) is a Cambridge physics student who falls for young communist Leo Galich (Hughes) and through him, begins to see the world in a new light.
Working at a top-secret nuclear research facility during WWII, Joan comes to the realisation that the world is on the brink of mutually assured destruction. Confronted with an impossible question – what price would you pay for peace? – Joan has to choose between betraying her country and loved ones or saving them.
Red Joan is directed by Trevor Nunn and features a cast that includes Judi Dench (Skyfall), Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Stephen Campbell Moore (Goodbye Christopher Robin), Tom Hughes (Victoria), Ben Miles (The Crown), and Tereza Srbova (Eastern Promises).
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