Benedict Cumberbatch starrer 'The Courier' gets August release date

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 07, 2020, 08:54 AM(IST)

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‘The Courier’ is directed by Dominic Cooke from a script by Tom O'Connor.

Benedict Cumberbatch starrer ‘The Courier’ gets a theatrical release date -- August 28, 2020. 

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions got together to finalise the release date. The Cold War drama was previously titled ‘Ironbark’ as it made its debut in January at the Sundance Film Festival.

‘The Courier’ is directed by Dominic Cooke from a script by Tom O'Connor.

It is based on the true story of Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch), an unassuming businessman recruited to help end the Cuban Missile Crisis who forms a dangerous relationship with a Soviet intelligence officer (Merab Ninidze). 

The film also stars Rachel Brosnahan and Jessie Buckley.

Talking about the film, Roadside co-presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d'Arbeloff said Wednesday in announcing the release date: "Theaters have indicated gradual openings this ​summer, with health and safety guiding the way. If everything proceeds favorably, we feel the true spy thriller The Courier, with a must-see performance by Benedict Cumberbatch, is just the type of film that will ha​ve audiences excited to return to their local cinemas in late August.”

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