First Look at Judi Dench & Sophie Cookson in ‘RED JOAN’

Lionsgate has released ‘first look’ images for Trevor Nunn‘s forthcoming thriller, ‘RED JOAN‘, based on Jennie Rooney’s best-selling novel of the same name, and inspired by the remarkable true story of a woman accused of being the KGB’s longest-serving British spy.

Currently in post-production, RED JOAN stars Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson as the eponymous central character, alongside Stephen Campbell MooreTom HughesBen Miles and Tereza Srbova.



2000: Joan Stanley (Dench) is living in contented retirement in suburbia at the turn of the millennium. Her tranquil life is suddenly disrupted when she’s arrested by MI5 and accused of providing intelligence to Communist Russia.

1938: Joan (Cookson) is a Cambridge physics student who falls for young communist  Leo Galich (Hughes) and through him, begins to see the world in a new light.

Working at a top-secret nuclear research facility during WWII, Joan comes to the realisation that the world is on the brink of mutually assured destruction. Confronted with an impossible question – what price would you pay for peace? –  Joan has to choose between betraying her country and loved ones or saving them.  

Photo Credit: © Nick Wall / Trademark Ltd 2017

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