The Courier available on March 19, 2021

The Courier, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as an ordinary man turned spy

Elevation Pictures The Courier is a drama/thriller film.  The cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch (Greville Wynne), Merab Ninidze (Oleg Penkovsky), Rachel Brosnahan (Emily Donovan) and Jessie Buckley (Sheila Wynne).

Other cast members include Angus Wright (Dickie Franks), Kirill Pirogov (Gribanov), Keir Hills (Andrew Wynne), Jonathan Harden (Leonard), Aleksandr Kotjakovs (Soviet Officer) and Olga Koch (Irisa).

The PG-13 film is directed by Dominic Cooke.

Statement from Dominic Cooke

The script jumped out at me. It was such a well-written and gripping piece about a brilliant story that I didn’t know much about.

Synopsis of the film

The Courier is a true-life spy thriller. It’s about a British businessman who helped MI6 penetrate the Soviet nuclear programme during the Cold War. Wynne and his Russian source, Oleg Penkovsky (codenamed Ironbark), provided crucial intelligence that ended the Cuban Missile Crisis.

THE COURIER starring - Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley
THE COURIER starring – Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley

Release date

The movie will be available on March 19, 2021. (United States)

In select theatres March 26 & coming soon to PVOD (Canada)

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