Director: Joe Wright

Starring: Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James

Release: November 22, 2017

I smell Oscars.  First, Wright is a tremendous director: Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Anna Karenina.  This story is right up his alley and I’d be shocked if he didn’t know exactly what to do with it.  Secondly, Oldman’s transformation is incredible, and I think he’s guaranteed an Oscar nomination if his performance is anywhere near as good.  Then there are Mendelsohn and James, two of my current favorite actors, which I couldn’t be happier about.  Add in one of the most compelling stories in history and you’ve got yourself a winner.