1917 – In Theaters Christmas
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 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.
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.
Genre: Epic Drama
Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong,
Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, with Colin Firth and Benedict
Director: Sam Mendes
Writers: Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Producers: Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren,
Callum McDougall, Brian Oliver