Gary Oldman (Academy Award nominee for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) gives a masterful, gripping performance as Winston Churchill, leading his country in its darkest hour. In the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent and the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk as the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed Prime Minister Churchill. While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate a peace with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or try to rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Darkest Hour is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill’s courage to lead changed the course of world history. Written by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything) and directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Hanna, Pride & Prejudice), the biographical drama also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup and Ben Mendelsohn.