We’ve got our hands on a preview clip of Red Joan, the upcoming biography drama movie directed by Trevor Nunn based on a script by Lindsay Shapero and starring Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes, and Stephen Campbell Moore:
Red Joan – Do not be naive!
“The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB’s longest-serving British spy.
The year is 2000. Joan Stanley (Dench) is a retired scientist living in a London suburb when she is arrested for crimes committed many years ago. We flash back to 1938, and young Joan (Sophie Cookson) is a new student at Cambridge, where a chance encounter with Sonya (Tereza Srbova), an alluring fellow student, draws her into a circle of politicized youths supporting the Republicans in Spain and the Soviet dream of a classless society. Joan falls for Sonya’s brother Leo (Tom Hughes), a dashing idealist in search of adventure. When the Second World War begins, Joan goes to work for Max (Stephen Campbell Moore) at a top-secret British intelligence project of great interest to Leo. Joan is soon facing several difficult choices: between national loyalties, between belief systems, between men. Somewhere in all this, she will also discover her tremendous potential.”
Do you blame for betraying her country or for falling for that jerk?
No official US release date yet.