‘Mr Jones’ trailer: James Norton stars in new 1930s conspiracy thriller – watch!

Grantchester star James Norton has a new period drama movie out this week.

Mr Jones is based on the true life-or-death journey that inspired George Orwell to write Animal Farm.

The film is set against the backdrop of Hitler’s rise to power in the buildup to World War II and Stalin’s Soviet propaganda machine pushing their “utopia” to the Western world.

Meanwhile an ambitious young journalist, Gareth Jones (Norton) travels to Moscow to uncover the truth behind the propaganda, but then gets a tip that could expose an international conspiracy, one that could cost him and his informant their lives.

Directed by Agnieszka Holland (House of Cards, The Secret Garden), Mr Jones premiered at the London Film Festival last October.

It will be released in UK cinemas nationwide tomorrow.

Watch the trailer:


Mr Jones arrives in US cinemas this April.

The cast also includes Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) as British journalist Ada Brooks, alongside Peter Sarsgaard (The Killing) and Fenella Woolgar (Call the Midwife).

Norton was most recently seen in BBC One’s Profumo affair drama The Trial of Christine Keeler, playing Stephen Ward.

James Norton’s final season of Grantchester is available on DVD on Amazon.