While we'll still have to wait a few more months to get Christopher Nolan's take on the fateful evacuation of Dunkirk, we'll have this little British drama to tide us over.
Their Finest brings together Sam Clafin (Me Before You) and Gemma Arterton (The Girl with All the Gifts), playing two writers working on a script for a propaganda film to revive national morale in the thick of World War II. Their actor is the past-his-prime Ambrose Hillard, played by the incomparable Bill Nighy. Even with a serious topic, the movie appears to take a lighter approach. That's good, because we certainly don't need any additional depressing WWII dramas.
Lone Scherfig, whose 2009 film An Education was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, will direct the film from a script by Gaby Chiappe. This is her first screenplay, after years toiling in the writers rooms of British drama series. The film opens on April 7.