Directed by Dominic Cooke and having screened at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival with the title Ironbark, Benedict Cumberbatch Spy Drama ‘The Courier’ announces release date.
Lionsgate and sister company Roadside Attractions have announced an August 28 release.
The future of movie theaters is still very much an open question.
However, Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions are looking to drop your movies into theaters on August.
Lionsgate dated the Janelle Monaáe horror film ‘Antebellum’ to open in theaters on August 21.
This will be the studio’s first release of the summer, one week before ‘The Courier’ is scheduled to open.
“Theaters have indicated gradual openings this summer, with health and safety guiding the way. If everything proceeds favorably, we feel the true spy thriller The Courier, with a must see performance by Benedict Cumberbatch, is just the type of film that will have audiences excited to return to their local cinemas in late August.”Roadside co-presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff said in a joint statement.
In addition to Benedict Cumberbatch, ‘The Courier’ also stars Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan and Jessie Buckley with. The script wrote of Tom O’Connor.
Adam Ackland, Ben Browning, Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken are producers.
The Courier tells the true story of an unassuming British businessman named Greville Wynne (Cumberbatch).
Wynne was recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history.
At the behest of the UK’s MI-6 and a CIA operative (Brosnahan).
He forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Ninidze).
Together they in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Benedict Cumberbatch Spy Drama ‘The Courier’ hits theaters on August 28.
We will be keep an eye out for this one, and more news related to the release.