Date: 29th March 2019
Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, and Richard Madden have joined Sam Mendes' World War I drama "1917".
DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures announced Thursday that "1917" will start shooting on April 1 on location in England and Scotland , and follows two young soldiers played by the previously announced George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman during a single day in the conflict. It will shoot in England and Scotland.
Universal had announced late last year that it had given a limited release date of Dec. 25 to "1917" and then go wide two weeks later on Jan. 10, 2020. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners is producing "1917" through its DreamWorks Pictures brand.
Mendes wrote the script with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, and will direct and produce the film. Pippa Harris, Mendes’ partner at Neal Street Productions, will also produce with Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall.
Source: Press Release