The first trailer has been released for “Peterloo,” the newest film from award-winning director Mike Leigh (“Mr. Turner,” “I, Daniel Blake,” “Secrets and Lies”).
The story deals with the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819, where government-backed cavalry charged into a peaceful crowd of 80,000 that gathered in Manchester to demand democratic reform. It was one of the bloodiest episodes in British history.
Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell, Philip Jackson, Vincent Franklin, Karl Johnson, and Tim McInnerny co-star in the film which Leigh also wrote. Amazon Studios will release the film theatrically on November 9th.