First Look at the Upcoming Movie Starring Cumberbatch, Ninidze

Georgian actor Merab Ninidze and Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch play side by side in Dominic Cooke’s upcoming British drama Ironbark. The first photo from the movie has surfaced on the internet, showing the Georgian and British actors in their roles.

The film is set in the period of the Cold War. Cumberbatch portrays British spy Greville Wynne, and Merab Ninidze plays his Soviet source, Oleg Penkovsky. The historic drama was based on a true story: British Wynne and Russian Penkovsky did partner up to put an end to the Cold War. Ninidze’s character Penkovsky, codenamed HERO, was a Soviet military intelligence colonel during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Penkovsky was the highest level Soviet officer to spy for the United States and Great Britain up to that time, informing the United Kingdom about the Soviet emplacement of missiles in Cuba.

The film is scheduled to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on 24 January 2020.

By Nini Dakhundaridze

Image source: IMDB

15 January 2020 18:34