Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour” Eyes Gary Oldman To Play Winston Churchill

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is in talks to step into the role of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in DARKEST HOUR, the upcoming World War II drama directed by .

The story will be set in 1940 when Churchill took the position of Prime Minister during one of Britain’s most critical moments during World War II. It will focus on a time during the war when Britain was being defeated by Germany. While Churchill’s army was stuck in Dunkirk, he refused to surrender and made crucial decisions during a dire time that made him a historical figure.

Oscar-nominated screenwriter wrote the and and Working Title’s and will serve as .

Oldman currently stars in the thriller Criminal with Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Costner. He can be seen next in the sci-fi pic The Space Between Us opposite Carla Gugino and Asa Butterfield.

He is repped by and .

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