The Courier trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch steals Soviet secrets in this Cold War-era movie

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A trailer for The Courier is out. Directed by Dominic Cooke, the movie is predicated on a real story a few British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch), who was tasked by British and US exterior intelligence companies, MI6 and CIA, for a spy mission to ship Soviet secrets because of his frequent travels to Eastern Europe.

Greville’s supply of knowledge was Oleg Penkovsky, a British mole in Soviet intelligence equipment. The duo’s collaboration led to the defusal of Cuban Missile Crisis, an occasion which may have turned the world right into a nuclear wasteland.

Greville was not an precise spy, simply someone whose job was to hold and ship data. Thus, ‘courier’ in the title.

The Courier seems like a thriller with the tempo of your common drama. Benedict Cumberbatch has proven some unbelievable expertise at portraying complicated, actual individuals, and right here, too the actor seems like he’s simply the correct man for the function. At first, his Greville is perplexed that he, of all individuals, could be approached for an necessary mission like this. Over time, he turns into extremely dedicated to his job, whereas protecting in thoughts the gravity and perilour nature of it.

The movie was screened on the Sundance Film Festival final yr and acquired constructive evaluations. It holds a rating of 82 per cent after 17 evaluations.

The official synopsis reads, “THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK’s MI-6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.”

The Courier releases in UK and US theatres on March 19.

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