Entertainment One has launched the first trailer for Sam Mendes World War I thriller ‘1917’ starring George MacKay and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s Penny Dreadful). The film stars Dean-Charles Chapman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Richard Madden and Andrew Scott alongside MacKay and Cumberbatch.
The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Away We Go) for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (associate producer, Spectre), Callum McDougall (executive producer, Mary Poppins Returns, Skyfall) and Brian Oliver (Rocketman, Black Swan).
The film is set for a UK release of January 10th 2020
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers— Blake’s own brother among them.