‘The Courier’ Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch And Rachel Brosnahan Try To Avert Nuclear Disaster

Hey look, the original title Ironbark certainly wasn’t great, but it’s better than The Courier. Not even fans of Benedict Cumberbatch are going to remember to see him in this Brit spy drama, which premiered last year at Sundance. But perhaps this new trailer will help keep the film in the front of mind, as it makes a point of highlighting co-star Rachel Brosnahan of Marvelous Ms. Maisel and I’m Your Woman accolades.

The film stars Cumberbatch British businessman Greville Wynne, who is recruited by MI-6 and the CIA to be a spy during the Cuban Missile Crisis conflict of the 1960s. Brosnahan plays a CIA operative helping Wynne avert a nuclear disaster.

Rounding out a pretty terrific cast are Jessie Buckley, herself receiving some awards buzz for I’m Thinking of Ending Things, and Homeland actor Merab Ninidze.  Behind the camera and making his sophomore effort is Dominic Cooke, who impressed with On Chesil Beach back in 2017.

The Courier opens in theaters on March 19th.

THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK’s MI-6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.


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