Following premieres at the Toronto and London film festivals, Lionsgate UK has released the first trailer for Journey’s End, the big-screen adaptation of the acclaimed RC Sherriff World War 1-set play. Watch it below:
Based on RC Sherriff’s play and novel of the same name, JOURNEY’S END is set in March 1918 as C-Company, led by a war-weary Captain Stanhope arrives in northern France to take its turn in the front-line trenches. Told that a German offensive is imminent Stanhope drowns his fears in whisky whilst the officers and their cook attempt to distract themselves in their dugout with talk of food and life before war. They are joined by Raleigh, a young new officer fresh out of training excited about his first real posting, and a chance to serve under Stanhope. Raleigh’s naivety serves as a stark contrast to the other men’s impending fear as the tension rises and the attack draws ever closer.
Starring Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield, Paul Bettany and Toby Jones, the film is released on February 2 in the UK, with a U.S. distributor and release date to be announced.