Official Secrets shows Keira Knightley works for the government but she may or may not have leaked an email, and so she may or may not be in big trub, and if she is, then she’s breached the Official Secrets Act and she’ll definitely be in big trub. Will she be guilty? I expect we’ll have to wait two hours to find out.
Synopsis: A morality tale for the 21st century, Official Secrets tells the true story of British Intelligence whistle-blower Katharine Gun who, during the immediate run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, leaked a top secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memo proposed blackmailing smaller, undecided member states into voting for war. At great personal and professional risk, journalist Martin Bright published the leaked document in The Observer newspaper in London, and the story made headlines around the world. Members of the Security Council were outraged and any chance of a UN resolution in favour of war collapsed. But within days, Bush declared he no longer needed UN backing and invaded anyway. As Iraq descended into chaos, Katharine was arrested and charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act. Martin faced potential charges too. Their legal battles exposed the highest levels of government in both London and Washington …
This film has a great cast and I’m really looking forward to it. I never got into The Crown, so it’s great to see Matt Smith again, other than briefly in Terminator Genisys.
Official Secrets is released on October 18th in the UK.
Director: Gavin Hood
Also stars: Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes, Indira Varma, Conleth Hill, Rhys Ifans,.Katherine Kelly, MyAnna Buring, Monica Dolan, Tamsin Greig, Shaun Dooley, Hattie Morahan, Jack Farthing, Kenneth Cranham
Check out the trailer below:
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