‘Everyone knows who won. Not everyone knows how.’ HBO Films has debuted the very first trailer for their Brexit film starring Benedict Cumberbatch which is set for release in 2019. The Brexit movie trailer can be viewed on YouTube via the player below.

Brexit movie trailer
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Brexit movie trailer lands – Benedict Cumberbatch leads the cast

The film, a co-production with Channel 4, directed Toby Haynes and written by James Graham, is set to debut on 19th January, so not too long to wait until it hits the small screen.

Here’s the official blurb:

The result of the Brexit referendum in summer 2016 caused a political earthquake that laid waste to the normally stable British establishment and sent political tremors around the world. Cumberbatch portrays Dominic Cummings, who spearheaded the Vote Leave campaign. Rory Kinnear plays Craig Oliver, Prime Minister David Cameron’s director of communications and head of the Remain campaign.

This provocative feature-length drama goes behind the scenes, revealing the personalities, strategies, and feuds of the Leave and Remain campaigns. The tactics employed by Vote Leave during the data-driven campaign swayed a historically silent voting bloc that would ultimately decide the outcome of the referendum, as well as affecting future elections around the world.

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Cumberbatch portrays British political advisor and strategist Dominic Cummings in the film. Cummings headed up the Vote Leave campaign as Campaign Director back in 2016. Also amongst the cast of Brexit are Rory Kinnear as Craig Oliver, John Heffernan as Matthew Elliott, Liz White as Mary Wakefield, Kyle Soller as Zack Massingham, Lee Boardman as Arron Banks, Nicholas Day as John Mills, Richard Goulding as Boris Johnson, Oliver Maltman as Michael Gove, and Paul Ryan as Nigel Farage.

Watch the Brexit movie trailer below. More as it comes our way.