The Courier: Benedict Cumberbatch Spy Thriller Receives New Title, August Release Date
According to TheWrap, Benedict Cumberbatch’s upcoming spy thriller, previously titled Ironbark, has received a new title, The Courier, and will be released in theaters on August 28, 2020, from Lionsgate and its sister company Roadside Attractions.
Based on the true story of Greville Wynne, The Courier follows a British businessman, who is unwittingly recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. Forming an unlikely partnership with a Soviet officer hoping to prevent a nuclear confrontation, the two men work together to provide the crucial intelligence used to defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch (MCU, The Imitation Game) as Greville Wynne, Rachel Brosnahan (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) as Emily Donovan, Jessie Buckley (Chernobyl) as Sheila Wynne, Merab Ninidze (Nowhere in Africa) as Oleg, Angus Wright as Dickie Franks, and Kirill Pirogov.
The Courier is directed by Dominic Cooke from a screenplay written by Tom O’Connor. It is executive produced by Cooke, O’Connor, Cumberbatch, Leah Clarke, Ashley Fox, Glen Basner, Alison Cohen, Milan Popelka, and Josh Varney. Adam Ackland, Ben Browning, Ben Pugh, Rory Aitken, and Donald Sabourin are also set as producers. It is a production by FilmNation Entertainment.