Anthony Hopkins and Helena Bonham Carter star in moving ‘One Life’ trailer

The first trailer has been released for upcoming period drama One Life!

Based on an incredible true story of bravery and heroism, the new movie stars Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs) and Helena Bonham Carter (Enola Holmes).

Watch the trailer here:

One Life tells the true story of Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton, a young London broker who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued 669 children from the Nazis.

Nicky visited Prague in December 1938 and found families who had fled the rise of the Nazis in Germany and Austria, living in desperate conditions with little or no shelter and food, and under threat of Nazi invasion.

He immediately realised it was a race against time. How many children could he and the team rescue before the borders closed?

Fifty years later, it’s 1988 and Nicky lives haunted by the fate of the children he wasn’t able to bring to safety in England; always blaming himself for not doing more.

It’s not until a live BBC television show, That’s Life, surprises him by introducing him to some surviving children – now adults – that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he had carried for five decades.

Starring alongside Hopkins and Bonham Carter are Jonathan Pryce (The Crown), Romola Garai (Atonement), and Johnny Flynn (Emma), pictured below.

Also amongst the cast are Alex Sharp (Living), Samantha Spiro (Game of Thrones), Swedish star Lena Olin, and Swiss actress Marthe Keller.

Directed by James Hawes (Black Mirror, Merlin), One Life has been adapted from Barbara Winton‘s book If It’s Not Impossible… The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton.

When’s the release date?

One Life receives its European Premiere on Thursday 12 October at this year’s BFI London Film Festival.

It’ll then be released in UK cinemas on Monday 1 January 2024.

Watch a clip from the movie here:

Fans on YouTube have been sharing their excitement for the movie.

“I cannot think of a more perfect actor than Sir Anthony to play Sir Nicholas Winton,” wrote one. “This film will be an absolute privilege to watch.”

“Antony Hopkins just seems to have reached a new prime, with films like The Father and no this one,” said another. “He’s phenomenal. And for a trailer to make tear up is just an amazing achievement, can’t wait too see it.”

Barbara Winton’s book If It’s Not Impossible… The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton is available on Amazon.