A first official look at 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:
“In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley (Judi Dench), lives in contented retirement. Then suddenly her tranquil existence is shattered as she’s shockingly arrested by MI5. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history…
Cambridge University in the 1930s, and the young Joan (Sophie Cookson), a demure physics student, falls intensely in love with a seductively attractive Russian saboteur, Leo. Through him, she begins to see that the world is on a knife-edge and perhaps must be saved from itself in the race to military supremacy.
Post-war and now working at a top secret nuclear research facility, Joan is confronted with the impossible: Would you betray your country and your loved ones, if it meant saving them? What price would you pay for peace?
Inspired by an extraordinary true story, Red Joan is the taut and emotional discovery of one woman’s sacrifice in the face of incredible circumstances.
A woman to whom we perhaps all owe our freedom.”
And here’s an earlier teaser poster:
What price would you pay for peace?
She didn’t do it for peace: she gave away secrets to the Soviet Union because she was infatuated with that Russian man. Love can be an unforgiving weakness at times…
The film has yet to get an official release date.
Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie Red Joan.