The “Wait, That’s Gary Oldman?” Darkest Hour trailer.

No, really, that’s Gary Oldman playing Winston Churchill. And I think that they’re playing it straight. Which is… nice. You never know, with Hollywood.

Comes out November 22nd.


  • RangerSG says:

    Saw the trailer for this yesterday, and I was impressed. It definitely seems a fair portrait of the times and necessities surrounding Churchill’s rise. And his response to the collapse in France as well.
    And when I saw Gary Oldham’s name as Churchill, I wasn’t sure. But when I saw him speaking, I was sold. Though he doesn’t do the signature lisped ‘s’ of Winston’s.

  • mgarbowski says:

    The industry seems to have decided that WWII British patriotism and heroism is acceptable.

    The trailer reminds me of the HBO production “The Gathering Storm” released in 2002 with Albert Finney in the lead role. It was a very favorable portrait of a leader rallying a country in response to a violent threat, and I always assumed that if it had not started production before 9/11 it would have been cancelled or made differently.

  • acat says:

    ‘Dunkirk’ was 1, ‘Darkest Hour’ is 2.
    Why, oh why, are we seeing this sudden “Hollywood history lesson” ?

    • nicklevi86 says:

      Because the people still demand gritty war flicks, but the only group everyone can commonly agree on for bad guys are the Nazis?

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