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Lionsgate announces new UK release date for ‘The Courier’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch

The Courier is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history.

At the behest of the UK’s MI6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation¬†and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan and Jessie Buckley. The thriller is set for UK release 13th August.