Signature Entertainment has released a poster and trailer for the upcoming drama A Call to Spy. Directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher, the film is inspired by the true story of three female spies during WWII, one of which, Vera Atkins, went on to become the inspiration for James Bond creator Ian Fleming’s Miss Moneypenny; watch the trailer here…
At the beginning of WWII, with Britain becoming desperate, Churchill orders his new spy agency, the Special Operations Executive (SOE), to recruit and train women as spies. Their daunting mission: conduct sabotage and build a resistance in Nazi-occupied Europe.
The SOE’s “spymistress” Vera Atkins (Stana Katic), recruits two unusual candidates: Virginia Hall (Sarah Megan Thomas), an ambitious American with a wooden leg, and Noor Inayat Khan (Radhika Atpe), a Muslim pacifist. Together, these women help to undermine the Nazi regime in France, leaving an unmistakable legacy in their wake.
With Virginia Hall alone the subject of three biographies in 2019, the film proves a vital, compelling story for our times, shining a light on the unsung bravery of these heroic women who helped turn the course of the war.
A Call to Spy is set for release on October 23rd in Cinemas and on Digital HD and features a cast that includes Sarah Megan Thomas, Stana Katic, and Radhika Apte.