1917 set photos with Mark Strong and director Sam Mendes
Production is underway on director Sam Mendes’ upcoming war Drama 1917 and we’ve got the first photos from the set! Check them out in the gallery below including photos of star Mark Strong plus Mendes on the set!
The new film will focus on a single day in the life of two British soldiers at the peak of World War I.
Joining Strong in the film are Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Colin Firth (Mary Poppins Returns), and Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) and Mark Strong (Shazam!). Other additions to the cast include Andrew Scott, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Jamie Parker, Nabhaan Rizwan, Claire Duburcq, George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman.
Director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) will helm the film, from a script co-written with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful). The director will also produce alongside his Neal Street Productions partner Pippa Harris, as well as Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall, with Michael Lerman co-producing. The film will be shot in England and Scotland. Neal Street Productions is producing for DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures.
Mendes previously worked with Spielberg’s DreamWorks on his first two films, 1999’s American Beauty and his 2002 follow-up, Road to Perdition, as well as his fourth film Revolutionary Road. He took home the Best Director Oscar for American Beauty that year.
1917 is also looking for Oscar glory, boasting a December 25 release date.