World Premiere Takes Place at Sundance 2019 Monday 28th January
Official Secrets, the latest feature film to be made with investment from Screen Yorkshire, will have its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2019 on Monday 28th January. The dramatic true life story, adapted by Academy Award® winning filmmaker Gavin Hood, stars two-time Oscar®-nominated actress Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, two-time Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes and Matthew Goode.
Based on the book ‘The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War’, Official Secrets tells the true story of British secret-service officer Katharine Gun, who during the immediate run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq leaked a top-secret National Security Agency memo. The memo—which exposed an illegal U.S.-U.K. spying operation against members of the United Nations Security Council—proposed blackmailing smaller, undecided member states into voting for war.