Night Witches (PG-13)

January 4, 2010

Night Witches (PG-13)

The extraordinary, but little known, tale of how a young Queen Elizabeth secretly joined Britain’s only all-female regiment that flew over 30,000 missions along the Western Front in WWII. At home they we known as Churchill’s Fannies but terrified German troops called them the Night Witches.

The surviving members of the squadron, now all grannies in their 80s and 90s (Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench), tell their remarkable true story to an awestruck young reporter (Tobey Maguire).

In flashbacks we see their younger selves (Keira Knightley, Helena Bonham Carter, Kate Winslet) transformed from simple country girls, into the courageous warriors, who defeat the Nazis.

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Black Star Dawn (15) UK

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Plot:
Terrorists are planning a spectacular for the World’s Football Cup of Soccer in South Africa in 2010! They plan to smuggle a nuclear bomb, hidden inside Michael Essien* (Chiwetel Ejifor) to the opening game (England v Ghana) and it’s set to go off when he scores a goal (or gets 2 assists).

(* Michael doesn’t know anything about this)

The Queen (Dame Judi Dench) orders England manager (Jamie Redknapp) to include undercover SAS man, Nobby Windass (Sean Bean) in his squad. Nobby’s mission: Stop! – Michael! – Essien!

Can Nobby complete his mission? – find the mole in the England camp? (is it physio Keira Knightley?) and win the respect of his coach & team-mates?

Oh! & unmask the man behind the whole plan: FIFA President, Randy Balzano (Tom Skerritt)

Possible dialogue:

Coach Redknapp: “He’s a Top Top player Nobby, but this is a hurt business, now get out there an ‘urt ‘im” .

Note

American version to be made. Replace World Cup with the Indy 500, add lots more explosions and babes, etc…