Read Joanna's review of Official Secrets. Keira Knightley stars as Katherine Gunn who risked everything to stop an unjust war. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. In 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm. Rated R.
Official Secrets is in select theaters on September 13th, 2019.