Benedict Cumberbatch, who has now been globally known for portrayal of Sherlock in the BBC series along with the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s very own Doctor Strange, is currently set to team up with Rachel Brosnahan in the Dominic Cooke directorial “The Courier.“
The upcoming period drama is all set to take you back in time as it does portray the times during the Coldwar with our favorite stars sporting a slick look that is all set to intrigue a large number of fans.
The film recently released a few images to give the audience a first glimpse into the film, where we can see our stars in their teased looks along with some impressive settings during the Cold War times.
The Courier follows the real story of a British businessman. The latter unwillingly gets involved in one of the most significant international conflicts in history. He forms a very unlikely friendship with a Soviet officer and also helps the CIA prevent a nuclear confrontation.
Here we are going to break down every single thing we know about the period drama starring Rachel Brosnahan and Benedict Cumberbatch, along with all the first look images of the movie.
The Courier: First Looks Revealed | Everything You Need To Know About The Period Drama
The Courier follows the Cold War Spy’s true story and a British Businessman, Greville Wynne, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. The latter was recruited as a courier by the MI6 as helps the CIA penetrate the Soviet nuclear program during the Cold War.
Wynne forms a very unlikely friendship with Oleg Penkovsky, a Soviet Officer, played by Merab Ninidze, and provides some intelligence that finally puts an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis. The roles of the other characters, including Rachel Brosnan’s Emily Donovan, have not been revealed yet.
It was announced on May 1, 2018, that FilmNation Entertainment is all set to produce a film based on British spy Greville Wynne under a script that is written by Tom O’Connor and a direction by Dominic Cooke, who is well known for directing the BBC television series of The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the film, On Chesil Beach starring Billy Howle and Saoirse Ronan, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2017.
The Courier was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2020, under Iron Bark’s name.
After the premiere, the film currently holds 82% with 17 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, which has an average rating of 6.56/10 while Metacritic has a score of 62 out of 100 based on reviews by ten critics.