WATCH: Brexit trailer starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Brexit Benedict CumberbatchThe first trailer has been released for the upcoming feature film centering on Brexit and starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Ever since the United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union two years ago, Brexit has been a controversial political topic for all involved. As time goes on, more and more information about this historic referendum is being unearthed and the discussions around this have not stopped. And even as negotiations between the UK and EU are still ongoing, people have already found time to make a film about it. While some may argue that it might be too soon to record all these recent events on film, Brexit remains (pun intended) a very relevant and intriguing topic even for those not interested in international affairs.

Brexit the film will debut on January 19, 2019 and it is an HBO Films, BBC Studios, Channel 4 and House Productions presentation.

Here is the official synopsis:

“The result of the Brexit referendum in summer 2016 caused a political earthquake that laid waste to the normally stable British establishment and sent political tremors around the world. Cumberbatch portrays Dominic Cummings, who spearheaded the Vote Leave campaign. Rory Kinnear plays Craig Oliver, Prime Minister David Cameron’s director of communications and head of the Remain campaign.

            This provocative feature-length drama goes behind the scenes, revealing the personalities, strategies and feuds of the Leave and Remain campaigns. The tactics employed by Vote Leave during the data-driven campaign swayed a historically silent voting bloc that would ultimately decide the outcome of the referendum, as well as affecting future elections around the world.

Brexit is directed by Toby Haynes; written by James Graham; executive producers, James Graham, Juliette Howell, Tessa Ross; produced by Lynn Horsford.”

“Everyone knows who won, but not everyone knows how,” Cumberbatch says in the trailer.

Don’t miss Brexit on January 19, 2019 on HBO.

Check out the trailer below: