MUSE TV recently talked with the director of the film, The Courier, Dominic Cooke prior to its home release this Friday, April 16 on Amazon, iTunes and other platforms which you purchase your movies.
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 MI-6 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.
Dominic Cooke was Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre from 2007 to 2013. During his tenure at the Royal Court he directed Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, for which he was nominated as Best Director for the Evening Standard Awards. He has directed Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Here We Go, and The Comedy of Errors for the National Theatre. His critically acclaimed production of Follies has been nominated for 10 Olivier awards, including Best Director.
Dominic has successfully transitioned over to television and film, beginning with his adaptation of Shakespeare’s HENRY VI Parts 1 and 2 for BBC TV’s THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WARS OF THE ROSES. His first feature film, ON CHESIL BEACH, stars Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Booker Prize winning novelist Ian McEwan. It premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was chosen by Variety as one of the ten best films of the festival.
Learn more about the film at https://thecourier.movie.