As ScreenDaily first reported, Stanley Tucci has joined Churchill, a biopic set to be directed by Jonathan Teplitzy with Brian Cox attached to play the British wartime leader.

The project is set five days before D-Day in 1944, and will chronicle the tension between the title character and the Allied leaders, including U.S. General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Bernard Mongomery, who are poised to launch the invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe. Exhausted by years of war, Churchill is terrified of repeating the disastrous Gallipoli landings of the First World War, but gains strength from his brilliant wife Clementine

Tucci will star as Eisenhower, while Miranda Richardson will play the Prime Minister’s wife.


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