The comments are overwhelming positive but I'm perplexed by a guy claiming BC has played this character like 5 times! Really? I mean yes, it's another spy movie like TTSS or TIG (both very different films, by the way!) but you should be very daft to think Alan Turing is anything like poor Greville Wynne! Lol Or who he was talking about? Sherlock? Richard III? Dr. Strange? Probably most similarities are with Patrick Melrose during his middle age years! I mean someone who is/was unfaithful to his wife and is an alcoholic but at the same time... they couldn't be more different! Very perplexing but I guess that's what uninformed ignorants do: posting perplexing comments on Twitter! All the spies are the same, I guess!
I also see a pathetic comment on You Tube by a fan asking him to do less drama and more sci-fiction and fantasy movies. Ewwwwwww!
EDITED Another dumb comment on You Tube, someone saying the story is so good that Leonardo DiCaprio should had done it! WTF? Lol!
Or Martin Crieff? He was also awkward and ineffectual but both were also kind of the know-it-all type. I'm guessing Wynne is portrayed as a more unassuming guy!
I actually thought that maybe the trailer suggested something else and somehow someone could think he is playing a mathematician with a brilliant mind again (I didn't noticed because I know the real life story) but I just saw someone describing him as "a nebbish spy" so yeah! Random people get it without necessarily knowing the plot beforehand! Probably that guy didn't even watched the trailer! Probably he just read the word "spy" on a tweet and decided it was TIG sequel or something! I'm thinking now that it was the case!
EDITED when I read "nebbish", I actually think in Woody Allen so I'm not sure it's the best adjective but I understand what he was trying to say! Contrary to the other guy!
Not that the above – the poster for Benedict Cumberbatch’s upcoming Cold War spy thriller The Courier – is bad or anything; just that it looks like a pretty standard Cold War spy thriller poster, complete with ’60s-appropriate film stock and typography to give it that period feel. It’s a nice poster. We have no problems with this poster. It’s just that we were kind of blown away by the trailer.
But the new 1960s-set spy film The Courier (Roadside Attractions / Lionsgate, in theaters March 19) is a greyer, somewhat more serious affair than, say, From Russia With Love. It’s actually based on a true story (we’re pretty sure the Bond films weren’t) – so rocket-firing Aston Martin’s were obviously out of the question. In it, the beloved Benedict Cumberbatch plays real life businessman Greville Wynne, who was chosen to infiltrate the USSR precisely because he was rather an unremarkable fellow – and thus not as likely to be suspected of undertaking anything so remarkable as spying on the Soviets.
And yes, the script is certainly not above a bit of cleverness and cheek. At one point an American intelligence official hands Greville a tie pin with the instructions, “Make sure you wear it while you’re in Moscow.” To which he snarkily queries, “What does this do? Shoot poison darts?” Naturally, Cumberbatch handles the subtle sardonicism with a very English sort of linguistic panache.