Official Secrets Movie

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Who's Involved:

Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Gavin Hood, Elizabeth Fowler, Ged Doherty, Gregory Bernstein, Sara Bernstein

Release Date:

Friday, August 23, 2019 (Limited)

Rating: R

Runtime: 1 hr, 52 m

Plot: What's the story about?

Keira Knightley stars in this gripping real-life political thriller based on the story of whistleblower Katharine Gun. Charged with breaking the Official Secrets Act in Britain, and facing imprisonment, Katherine reaches out to Ben Emmerson (Ralph Fiennes), one of the top lawyers in the country, to take her case and defend her actions. With her life, freedom, and marriage threatened, Katharine risks everything by leaking a classified email to the press in the hopes that this simple act could help halt an unjust war.

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A look at the Official Secrets behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Gavin Hood last directed Eye in the Sky and Ender's Game.


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Ged Doherty
Elizabeth Fowler

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Key Facts

  1. Based on the 2008 book "The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katherine Gun and The Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion" by Marcia Mitchell and Thomas Mitchell.

Filming Timeline

On or about February 3, 2019, the film was in Completed status.

On or about April 5, 2018, the film was in Production status.

On or about January 29, 2016, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Production is scheduled to begin in May 2016.

Official Secrets Release Date: When was it released?

Official Secrets was released in 2019 on Friday, August 23, 2019 (Limited release). There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including Angel Has Fallen, Overcomer and Burn.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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