Check out Dame Judi Dench’s new film with the Red Jane trailer.

Red Jane lowdown

The film starts off in the year 2000 where Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) is living in contented retirement in suburbia. Her tranquil life is suddenly disrupted when she’s arrested by MI5. She is accused of providing intelligence to Communist Russia. (Ed: thought that was Donald Trump!!)

We then cut to 1938 where young Joan (Sophie Cookson) is a Cambridge physics student. She falls for young communist Leo Galich (Tom Hughes)… and through him, begins to see the world in a new light.

At that time she is working at a top-secret nuclear research facility during WWII. There Joan comes to the realisation that the world is on the brink of mutually assured destruction. She feels confronted with an impossible question, ‘what price would you pay for peace?’ Joan then realises she must choose between betraying her country and loved ones or saving them.

The cast for Red Jane includes Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes and Judi Dench. Directed by Trevor Nunn with a screenplay by Lindsay Shapero.

Red Jane theatrical release dates

  • Australia: April 19th, 2019
  • UK: April 19th, 2019
  • US & Canada: TBC

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online