Bleecker Street has announced that it has acquired U.S. rights to One Life, which recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film is an adaptation of Barbara Winton‘s If It’s Not Impossible…The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton and is directed by James Hawes, with a screenplay written by Lucinda Coxon and Nick Drake.
Anthony Hopkins and Johnny Flynn star as older and younger versions of Nicholas Winton, respectively, with Helena Bonham Carter, Lena Olin, and Jonathan Pryce also headlining the project. No release date has been officialized, but the studio states in a press release that it plans to bow out in North American theatres sometime in 2024.
Our editor-in-chief, Joey Magidson, saw the film during its TIFF release and states that it “manages to sneak up on you without ever feeling manipulative. When you’re meant to cry, you sure cry, but it feels earned. It does so because everything here is mounted through the lens of our protagonist, a humble man who just wanted to do good for children on the eve of WWII. The film carries that through to the finish line, making for the kind of work you can’t help but admire.”
You can read his full review of the movie here.
Source: Bleecker Street (Press release)