A film we declared a ‘triumph’ in our review from this year’s London Film Festival.
Today Lionsgate have unveiled an emotionally charged new trailer for Saul Dibb’s (Suite Francaise) adaptation of the R.C. Sheriff play Journey’s End, boasting a wealth of British talent in the form of Asa Butterfield, Sam Claflin, Toby Jones, Paul Bettany and Stephen Graham.
The wartime drama will be released in UK cinemas on 2nd February 2018.
‘March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches in northern France led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin). A German offensive is imminent, and the officers (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham Tom Sturridge) and their cook (Toby Jones) distract themselves in their dugout with talk of food and their past lives. Stanhope, meanwhile, soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with his dread of the inevitable. A young new officer, Raleigh (Asa Butterfield), has just arrived, fresh out of training and abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting – not least because he is to serve under Stanhope, his former school house monitor and the object of his sister’s affections. Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer…’