Darkest Hour is an upcoming British war drama film directed by Joe Wright and written by Anthony McCarten. The film stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, and follows his early days as Prime Minister as Hitler closes in on England in World War II.
It has everything that a Best Picture contender needs:
1. Historical event/true story-check
2. The Academy loves WWII movies-check
3. White male lead who becomes a hero-check
4. Fancy sets and costumes-check
5. Fall release (November 22)-check
Netflix has released the first trailer for Icarus a documentary about the doping scandal that Russia was involved in during the Rio games. The film debuted at Sundance earlier this year to very strong reviews.
The first half of the doc shows the filmmaker, Bryan Fogel as he himself participates in doping under supervision of course. Fogel then discovers the huge Russian scandal that was going on during 2016.
Icarus will be streaming on Netflix beginning August 4th.