Theaters December 25, 2019
January 10, 2020
Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American
Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917.
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.
directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns
(Showtime’s Penny Dreadful). The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa
Harris (co-executive producer, Revolutionary Road; executive producer, Away
We Go) for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (co-producer,
The Rhythm Section; associate producer, Spectre), Callum McDougall
(executive producer, Mary Poppins Returns, Skyfall) and Brian
Oliver (executive producer, Rocketman; Black Swan).