Cold War Espionage Thriller The Courier (2020) – On Premium Digital 27 September


Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and based on an incredible true story, The
Courier is a nail-biting tale of Cold War espionage and the extraordinary bravery
of one man who helped bring the world back from the brink of nuclear war.

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 MI6 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 stars Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Sherlock), Merab
Ninidze (McMafia), Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel) and Jessie Buckley
(Wild Rose, I’m Thinking of Ending Things) and is directed by Dominic Cooke (On
Chesil Beach, The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses).

The Courier is on premium digital 27 September from Lionsgate UK

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