Gary Oldman has a legacy of playing iconic British rule-breakers and it seems he’s continuing that trend taking on the imposing persona of Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour”.

Set in the early years of World War II, the historical drama brings history fans behind closed doors with the British government when Churchill took the role of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1940. Oldman acts opposite Kristin Scott Thomas who plays his wife and shows just how close the war came to a terrifyingly different direction.

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As the rest of the government pushes for peace talks, Churchill wants nothing to do with that, and as the trailer poignantly points out “there is no reasoning with a tiger, when your head is in its mouth.”

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