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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth Join Sam Mendes' World War I Drama 1917

Colin Firth joins Sam Mendes' World War I drama 1917
Benedict Cumberbatch joins Sam Mendes' World War I drama 1917

Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Firth have joined the cast of Sam Mendes' World War I drama "1917". The ensemble cast will also include Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman and Richard Madden.

The film will follow two young British soldiers, played by MacKay and Chapman, on a single day at the height of World War I in 1917. The war ended on November 11, 1918. Mendes will direct from a script he co-wrote with Krysty Wilson-Cairns ("Penny Dreadful"). The filmmaker will also produce with Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall. Steven Spielberg's Amblin Partners is producing through DreamWorks Pictures.

Production is set to begin on April 1 in England and Scotland. "1917" will receive a limited release on December 25, 2019, and will expand nationwide two weeks later on January 10, 2020.







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