LAS VEGAS, NV — (12-15-18) — HBO brings you its first look at Brexit: The Uncivil War TV movie directed by Toby Haynes and starring Benedict Cumberbatch. With the uncertainty of the United Kingdom in doubt, HBO original films brings the story behind the controversial 2016 referendum to remove the United Kingdom from the European Union.
The Brexit: The Uncivil War trailer couldn’t have dropped at any better time as it is released at the end of a tumultuous week in British politics. The nabbing of a parliamentary mace and embattled Prime Minister Theresa May surviving a confidence vote.
Brexit: The Uncivil War film was commissioned in May 2018 by Channel 4 Television Corporation. They quickly moved to cast Benedict Cumberbatch to play the lead character of Dominic Cummings. Filming commenced in June with the supporting cast members of Lee Boardman, Jay Simpson, Rory Kinnear and John Heffernan
“In Brexit, Cumberbatch plays Dominic Cummings, the political strategist who directed the “Vote to Leave” campaign that prevailed when the referendum was held in the summer of 2016. Though Cumberbatch’s performance does look powerful, the real star of the trailer is his wispy combover. The complexities of the campaign to leave the E.U. may have been difficult to encapsulate in under two hours, but nothing could compare the Herculean task of replicating the hairstyles of some of the movement’s major players. It’s not just Cummings, either…”, Written by Ryan Bort, Rolling Stone
Channel 4 has announced the premier date in the United Kingdom for January 7, 2019. HBO has scheduled Brexit: The Uncivil War to premier on its network starting January 19, 2019.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch | Rony Kinnear | John Heffeman | Lee Boardman
Directed by: Toby Haynes
Screenplay by: James Graham
Production co: Channel 4 Television Corporation | House Productions
Country: United Kingdom
Distributed by: HBO (2019) (USA) (TV)
Original Network: HBO
Original Release date: January 19, 2019 (HBO)
Article by: Michael “The Sizzler” Jacobs, Staff Writer
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