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‘The Independent’: see John Cena, Jodie Turner-Smith and Brian Cox in the new trailer

The trailer for upcoming Sky Original ‘The Independent’ has been released.

The film stars Brian Cox (‘Succession’), Jodie Turner-Smith (‘Queen and Slim’), John Cena (‘The Suicide Squad’) and Ann Dowd (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’).

‘The Independent’ is the story of a budding investigative journalist Eli (Turner-Smith) who uncovers a conspiracy that threatens the very foundations of Washington D.C.

It’s the final weeks of the most consequential presidential election campaign in US history. America is poised to elect either its first female president (Ann Dowd) or finally break the country’s two-party gridlock with its first viable independent candidate (John Cena).

The Independent
Credit: Sky Cinema / Sky Original

Reporting history as it’s made, an idealistic young journalist (Jodie Turner-Smith) gets an opportunity to work with her idol, veteran Washington political columnist Nick Booker (Brian Cox).

Eli is pursuing a story about budget cuts and by following the money she and Booker uncover a financial conspiracy that places the fate of the election, the country, and democracy in their hands.

‘The Independent’ is directed by Amy Rice and written by Evan Parter. It will be released on Sky Cinema on 24th February 2023.

Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Piñata Media.

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