Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917.

At the
height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain
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.

1917 is
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).

The film
is produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association
with New Republic Pictures. Universal Pictures will release the film
domestically in limited release on December 25, 2019 and wide on January 10,
2020. Universal and Amblin Partners will distribute the film internationally,
with eOne distributing on behalf of Amblin in the U.K.