The Peterloo massacre film that was shot in Lincoln last summer will hit the big screens across the UK on November 2, 2018, and the following week it will also premiere in the US.
Film crews took over the Bailgate in Lincoln in early July 2017 with cast of more than 100 actors, including Maxine Peake — the British stage and screen star whose credits include The Theory of Everything, Silk, and BBC series Three Girls.
Filming also took place at Gainsborough Old Hall last summer.
In the Amazon Studios motion picture, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mike Leigh portrays one of the bloodiest episodes in British history, the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819, where government-backed cavalry charged into a peaceful crowd that gathered in Manchester to demand democratic reform.
Some 15 people died and between 400 and 700 were left injured after cavalry charged at over 60,000 protestors, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression.
The Peterloo massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.
Set to be released in 2019, the film stars Oscar-nominated Timothee Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Lily-Rose Depp and Robert Pattinson.
The period drama is directed by David Michôd and Brad Pitt is listed as one of the producers.