The Brexit Trailer Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch

Premiering on HBO on Saturday, January 19

HBO is giving a first look today at Brexit, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and premiering on Saturday, January 19 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The film is an HBO Films, BBC Studios, Channel 4 and House Productions presentation. You can watch the Brexit trailer using the player above!

The result of the Brexit referendum in summer 2016 caused a political earthquake that laid waste to the normally stable British establishment and sent political tremors around the world. Cumberbatch portrays Dominic Cummings, who spearheaded the Vote Leave campaign. Rory Kinnear plays Craig Oliver, Prime Minister David Cameron’s director of communications and head of the Remain campaign.

This provocative feature-length drama goes behind the scenes, revealing the personalities, strategies and feuds of the Leave and Remain campaigns. The tactics employed by Vote Leave during the data-driven campaign swayed a historically silent voting bloc that would ultimately decide the outcome of the referendum, as well as affecting future elections around the world.

Brexit is directed by Toby Haynes from a script by James Graham. The executive producers are James Graham, Juliette Howell, and Tessa Ross. The film was produced by Lynn Horsford.

What do you think about the Brexit trailer? Are you going to watch the film in January?