Jeremy Irons, George MacKay star in Netflix’s Munich
Staff Reporter | On 05, Nov 2020
Jeremy Irons and George MacKay will star in Netflix’s new drama Munich, with filming kicking off this week.
Based on the book by Robert Harris, the film takes us to Autumn 1938, as Europe stands on the brink of war. Adolf Hitler is preparing to invade Czechoslovakia and Neville Chamberlain’s government desperately seeks a peaceful solution. With the pressure building, Hugh Legat, British civil servant, and Paul von Hartmann, German diplomat, travel to Munich for the emergency Conference. As negotiations begin, the two old friends find themselves at the centre of a web of political subterfuge and very real danger. With the whole world watching, can war be averted and, if so, at what cost?
Adapted by Ben Power (The Lehman Trilogy, The Hollow Crown) and directed by Christian Schwochow (The Crown, Bad Banks), the film is produced by Andrew Eaton (The Crown) and Turbine Studios. Irons lead the cast as Neville Chamberlain, alongside George MacKay as Hugh Legat. They are joined by Jannis Niehwöhner, Sandra Hüller, Liv Lisa Fries, August Diehl, Erin Doherty, and Martin Wuttke as Adolf Hitler.
Harris says: “It’s great to see an actor of Jeremy Irons’s stature playing Neville Chamberlain. This will be the first time a major movie has gone beyond the cult of Winston Churchill and tried to show Chamberlain in a more sympathetic light.”
Production is now underway in Germany, with filming to take place in the UK at a later date. The film will be released in 2021.