Mike Leigh directs the story of the infamous 1819 massacre at a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester.
Peterloo reunites the writer-director with his regular team of Oscar and BAFTA winners and nominees, headed by producer Georgina Lowe, and including Dick Pope (cinematography), Suzie Davies (production design), Jacqueline Durran (costumes), Christine Blundell (hair and make-up), Jon Gregory (editing) and Gary Yershon (music). Gail Egan is executive producer.
'There has never been a feature film about the Peterloo Massacre,' says Leigh. 'The universal significance of this historic event becomes ever more relevant in our own turbulent times.'