So, as we previously reported, the new images of Benedict Cumberbatch’s upcoming period drama thriller “The Courier” took us back in times during the Cold War as we saw him and the other cast members Marvelous Ms. Maisel’s Rachel Brosnahan sporting a slick look. If that wasn’t enough to give us the Cold war setting vibes, the first trailer for “The Courier” has officially surfaced on the internet and showcased the fully-fledged times of Cold War as Benedict Cumberbatch sports the role of British Businessman Greville Wynne, who works as a spy for CIA and helps them to penetrate the Soviet nuclear program.
For the past decade, Benedict Cumberbatch has been transitioning from a talented actor to a superstar from portraying Sherlock in the BBC series of the same name to Marvels’ very own Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, Cumberbatch is being joined by another talented actress Rachel Brosnahan and this movie has brought the blend of both characters for a successful run for sure. So with no further adieu, let’s take a look at the first official trailer of “The Courier.”
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The Courier – Official Trailer
“The Courier” first trailer has decently represented the times of Cold War for sure, and even the actors and settings look close to bringing out a pretty good spy-thriller. While we say, the first glimpse of the trailer itself sees a comforting Greville Wynne played by Benedict Cumberbatch trying to find time to relax; he certainly gets a call he wasn’t expecting from the CIA itself.
We see Rachel Brosnan playing the CIA Operative Emily Donovan along with her CIA partner trying to convince Wynne for a job he isn’t ready for as he is set to intervene in Russia and serve the CIA, information revolving around their Nuclear plans. Throughout the trailer, we see Wynne trying to be a normal civilian and avoid being exposed as a spy sent by the CIA while every Russian watches his every move as Wynne tries to be a Courier for the Russian seat. As per the narration, we see Wynne projecting the image of being an ordinary businessman among the Russians as he sells information of the Soviet Union’s nuclear program by forming an unlikely friendship with Oleg Penkovsky, played by Merab Ninidze.
We might say the trailer was a decent representation of the Civil War times so far, portraying a ground-level mystery and spy thriller that portrays an incredible true-life story. Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal as a regular businessman who has been tasked to work out as a spy and learn the spy ways is something to look out for as he gets introduced to different techniques by Rachel Brosnan’s Emily Donovan and the CIA throughout the movie.
There might be a more in-depth plot inside the movie, which hasn’t been much explored in the trailer, which is why the trailer hasn’t excited much of the fans. But we can’t ignore the fact that the movie was well-received at the Sundance Film Festival on 24 January 2020 with many positive reviews, so it still counts on everyone’s watchlist.
The Official Synopsis Of “The Courier”
As per the official synopsis released by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions, “The Courier” follows the true story of a British businessman Greville Wynne played by Benedict Cumberbatch, who is recruited by the CIA as a spy to get involved in one of the greatest conflicts in the history. As per the commands from UK’s MI-6 and CIA Operative Emily Donovan played by Rachel Brosnan, Wynne forms an unlikely friendship with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky played by Merab Ninidze, to provide intelligence to the CIA to prevent nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missiles.
Release Date & More On “The Courier”
The period drama thriller “The Courier” is directed by Dominic Cooke, with writing duties being handled by Tom O’Connor. The spy-thriller adores an impressive cast, which includes the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead playing the role of British businessman Greville Wynne and Rachel Brosnahan playing the role of Emily Donovan, a CIA operative along with the supporting cast of Jessie Buckley, Merab Ninidze, Angus Wright, and Kirill Pirogov.
“The Courier” is produced by Adam Ackland, Ben Browning, Ben Pugh, and Rory Aitken under 42, FilmNation Entertainment, and SunnyMarch, while Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions distribute it. “The Courier” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on 24 January 2020 and will be releasing in theatres starting 19 March 2021.
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