Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and based on an incredible true story, The Courier is a nail-biting tale of Cold War espionage and the extraordinary bravery of one man who helped bring the world back from the brink of nuclear war.
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 MI6 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.
The Courier stars Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Sherlock), Merab Ninidze (McMafia), Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel) and Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose, I’m Thinking of Ending Things) and is directed by Dominic Cooke (On Chesil Beach, The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses).
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