New ‘Darkest Hour’ Trailer: Get Those Nominations for Gary Oldman Ready

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Expect Gary Oldman to earn at least a nomination or two come awards season for his portrayal of Britain Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

A showy new international trailer has arrived for Darkest Hour, the upcoming biopic that tells of Churchill’s moves to stand against Nazi forces and rally a nation during WWII.

Early reviews have been mostly positive for this film, the latest from director Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Hanna). Oldman looks to be putting in some strong work, while Wright appears to be ticking off the right boxes for a rousing, admittedly Oscar-baity picture. Check out the new trailer, which uses Hans Zimmer’s Rush score to provide that stirring oomph.

Darkest Hour, also starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup and Ben Mendelsohn, will open in the US on November 22 and arrives in Australia on January 11.

Synopsis for Darkest Hour:

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.

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