“Darkest Hour,” a biographical World War II dram film that stars Gary Oldman as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, is now in theaters.
The film follows Churchill and his early days as Prime Minister during the early years of World War II, while Hitler makes advances toward Great Britain.
In “Darkest Hour,” the United Kingdom is seeking for Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s resignation, as he is believed to be too weak when it comes to protecting national security.
Serving as Prime Minister, Churchill refuses to negotiate for peace while Allied forces are losing the Battle of France. Churchill’s speeches provide inspiration for the embattled British as they continue to fight in Europe.
The film made its original limited release on Nov. 22, 2017, in the United States, but opened worldwide on Dec. 22.
“Darkest Hour”will be released on Jan. 12 in the United Kingdom.
According to the film’s description:
“A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.”
Check out the trailer here: