The Exception, a WWII espionage thriller headlined by Lily James (Baby Driver) and Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad), hits Blu-ray and DVD August 8 via Lionsgate. Set in Nazi-occupied Holland, the story centers on Stefan Brandt (Courtney), a German Officer who is on a mission to investigate exiled German monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer). As Brandt continues to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life, he falls in love with Miekie (James), the Kaiser’s maid.
Courtney has starred in his share of high profile films but as a supporting player (Jack Reacher, Terminator Genisys) and it’s great to see him land a lead role with The Exception. Five time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux directs the film which is based on Alan Judd’s novel The Kaiser’s Last Kiss. Simon Burke, a scribe on the TV series Fortitude, penned the screenplay. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!