Magazine article Screen International

Brian Cox to Star in 'Churchill'

Magazine article Screen International

Brian Cox to Star in 'Churchill'

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Brian Cox (The Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) is newly attached to star in Churchill, a UK drama about the build up to the D-Day landings.

Brian Welsh, director of BIFA-winning feature In Our Name and TV series The Escape Artist, will direct historian Alex von Tunzelmann's script, which is being sold at AFM by Embankment Films.

UK producers Nick Taussig and Paul Van Carter of Salon Pictures produce the story of the tense build up to the D-Day landings and the relationship between British Prime Minister Churchill and his wife Clemmie.

Exhausted by years of war and plagued by depression, the script depicts Churchill as a shadow of the hero who has resisted Hitler's Blitzkrieg. Should the D-Day landings fail, he is terrified he'll be remembered as the architect of carnage.

Only the unflinching support of his unflappable wife Clementine can halt the iconic leader's physical and mental collapse. …

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