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Watch Ian McKellen and Gemma Arterton in the trailer for The Critic

True Brit Entertainment launches the official trailer for The Critic, which debuts in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 13th September.

Based on Anthony Quinn’s novel Curtain Call, The Critic is adapted by Academy Award® nominee Patrick Marber (Closer, Notes on a Scandal) and directed by Anand Tucker (Hilary & Jackie, Shopgirl). The film is produced by Jolyon Symonds for Fearless Minds and Bill Kenwright’s BK Studios.

London, 1934. When the most feared and vicious theatre critic in town Jimmy Erskine (McKellen), finds himself suddenly in the cross hairs of the Daily Chronicle’s new owner David Brooke (Strong), he strikes a Faustian pact with struggling actress Nina Land (Arterton) who is desperate to win his favour.

The Critic also stars Ben Barnes, Alfred Enoch, Romola Garai and Lesley Manville.

The film hits cinemas on 13th September 2024.

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