Keira Knightley Lets The Truth Slip In The Official Secrets Trailer

Official Secrets

by James White |
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After battling its way through development hell, based-on-truth drama Official Secrets is finally making its way to screens after debuting at the Sundance Film Festival this year. With a cast led by Keira Knightley and Matt Smith, the new trailer has arrived.

Eye In The Sky's Gavin Hood directs here, writing a script alongside Gregory Bernstein and Sara Bernstein which adapts Marcia and Thomas Mitchell's book The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katharine Gun And The Secret Plot To Sanction The Iraq Invasion. It focuses on Gun (Knightley), a young British intelligence officer who was arrested when she leaked classified information to Observer reporter Martin Bright (Smith), alleging that America's National Security Agency was illegally trying to pressure the UN security council into approving the resolution to fight Iraq in 2003. But when Bright tries to have her freed, they learn just how far people will go to stop such leaks in future.

Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans, Tamsin Greig and Game Of Thrones' Conleth Hill are all part of the ensemble, and the film's due on 18 October.

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