The UK trailer for the drama Red Joan which stars Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson has debuted online. We also have the new poster too. Trevor Dunn directs from a screenplay by David Parfitt.
The year is 2000 and Joan Stanley (Dench) is living in contented retirement in suburbia at the turn of the millennium. Her tranquil life is suddenly disrupted when she’s arrested by MI5 and accused of providing intelligence to Communist Russia.
Cut to 1938 where Joan is a Cambridge physics student who falls for young communist Leo Galich and through him, begins to see the world in a new light.
Working at a top-secret nuclear research facility during WWII, Joan comes to the realisation that the world is on the brink of mutually assured destruction. Confronted with an impossible question – what price would you pay for peace? – Joan must choose between betraying her country and loved ones or saving them.
Also amongst the cast are the likes of Stephen Campbell Moore (The Child in Time, Goodbye Christopher Robin), Tom Hughes (Victoria, London Town), Ben Miles (The Crown, Woman in Gold), and Tereza Srbova (Inkheart, Eastern Promises). It will arrive in cinemas from 19th April through Lionsgate. Here’s that trailer for you. Find the new poster for Red Joan above.