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Courier, The

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director Icon director: Dominic Cooke

producer Icon producer: Adam Ackland, Rory Aitken

writer Icon writer: Tom O'Connor

cast Icon cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Angus Wright

release date Icon release date: March 19th, 2021

runtime Icon runtime: 1 hr. 51 min.

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.