'Darkest Hour' looks at Churchill during WWII

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Writer Anthony McCarten on the set of "Darkest Hour."

During Winston Churchill’s first few weeks in office, allied nations continued to fall to Nazi troops. The threat of Hitler’s forces invading the UK loomed, and German forces surrounded 300,000 British troops at Dunkirk. Churchill faced a critical choice: make peace or fight.


Gary Oldman (center) stars as Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour."
(Both images courtesy of Jack English / Focus Features)