Benedict Cumberbatch helps spearhead one of Britain’s most controversial decisions in history in this upcoming HBO film.
Take a look at the trailer released for Brexit, a look at the campaign that led to Britain’s exiting from the European Union. Cumberbatch plays Dominic Cummings, the advisor and strategist that was a pivotal force in the creation and execution of the Vote Leave campaign, which fueled some very troubling leanings in the public to drive the national emotion needed for the vote to go through.
Directed by television helmer Toby Haynes, whose credits include Doctor Who, Sherlock and Black Mirror, and written by James Graham (Coalition, The Vote).
As per HBO:
“The result of the Brexit referendum in summer 2016 caused a political earthquake that laid waste to the normally stable British establishment and sent political tremors around the world. Cumberbatch portrays Dominic Cummings, who spearheaded the Vote Leave campaign. Rory Kinnear plays Craig Oliver, Prime Minister David Cameron’s director of communications and head of the Remain campaign. This provocative feature-length drama goes behind the scenes, revealing the personalities, strategies and feuds of the Leave and Remain campaigns. The tactics employed by Vote Leave during the data-driven campaign swayed a historically silent voting bloc that would ultimately decide the outcome of the referendum, as well as affecting future elections around the world.”
Brexit hits HBO on January 19.