The first trailer has been unveiled for Munich: The Edge of War.
Netflix’s adaptation of Harris’s 2017 spy novel comes from The Crown director Christian Schwochow and The Hollow Crown writer Ben Power.
The cast is led by Jeremy Irons, playing former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.
The Brideshead Revisited star is joined by George McKay (1917), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Robert Bathurst (Downton Abbey), Alex Jennings (Victoria), and Anjli Mohindra (Bodyguard).
The cast also includes Jannis Niehwöhner (The Turncoat), Liv Lisa Fries (Babylon Berlin), Sandra Hüller (Toni Erdmann), August Diehl (A Hidden Life), and Marc Limpach (Bad Banks), with Martin Wuttke reprising his Inglourious Basterds role as Adolf Hitler.
The official synopsis reads: “It is Autumn 1938 and Europe stands on the brink of war. Adolf Hitler is preparing to invade Czechoslovakia and Neville Chamberlain’s government desperately seeks a peaceful solution.
“With the pressure building, Hugh Legat, British civil servant, and Paul von Hartmann, German diplomat, travel to Munich for the emergency Conference.
“As negotiations begin, the two old friends find themselves at the centre of a web of political subterfuge and very real danger. With the whole world watching, can war be averted and, if so, at what cost?”
Munich: The Edge of War will be released on Netflix on Friday 21st January 2022.
Watch the trailer here:
Author Robert Harris previously noted: “It’s great to see an actor of Jeremy Irons’ stature playing Neville Chamberlain. This will be the first time a major movie has gone beyond the cult of Winston Churchill and tried to show Chamberlain in a more sympathetic light.”
The makes of Poldark are currently developing a new adaptation of Brideshead Revisited for the BBC and HBO, although Jeremy Irons is not expected to be involved.
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The original Brideshead Revisited series is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.