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All You Need To Know About Sam Mendes’ Upcoming War Movie ‘1917’

Acclaimed director Sam Mendes is ready to roll out his ambitious war film, 1917, starring Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Mark Strong, and Collin Firth this December.  The American Beauty director has partnered with several recurring collaborators to develop the star-studded film, which has only recently revealed its set photos. 1917 will also mark the Mendes’ screen-writing debut on the big-screen; Mendes has joined. hands with Scottish screen-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns to churn out the screenplay for his upcoming movie. The new film will focus on a single day in the life of two British soldiers at the peak of World War I. 

The Cast Of Sam Mendes’ Movie 1917

Sam Mendes, who has infamously helmed the James Bonds films Skyline and Spectre, has locked on several starry faces for his upcoming feature. While Mendes had initially tapped on Spider-Man Homecoming actor Tom Holland to topline his project, his final casting call enlisted a completely different roster of stars. In fact. Moreover. Furthermore

1917 will include Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose), Colin Firth (Mary Poppins Returns), and Richard Madden. (Bodyguard) and Mark Strong (Shazam!) as its main faces.  Andrew Scott, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Jamie. Parker, Nabhaan Rizwan, Claire Duburcq, George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman will also star in the film.

Where Is 1917 Being Shot?

Universal Pictures has opted for exotic locations in Scotland and England to film 1917. Wiltshire, Hankley Common; Govan, Scotland; and Shepperton Studios are all primary shooting locations for the film. In fact, the first set photos to surface from the movie also included the Govan Graving Docks. Mendes is leaving no stone unturned to make his upcoming 1917 movie feel as realistic as it can. He has even selected ruins and abandoned buildings around his studios for efficient replication of the damage done during the WWI. Before the film went on floors, Mendes has planned to shoot at the Salisbury Plains. But the Wiltshire Council voiced its apprehensions about Mendes’ ambitions as it feared that the shooting would cause significant damage to the precious ruins on the site. Hence, Mendes had to give into the Council’s demands of a rigorous on-site assessment.  1917 Sam Mendes 2019 Casting trailer

Sam Mendes And Stephen Spielberg For The Upcoming 1917 War Movie

1917 has called upon Sam Mendes to collaborate with ace film-producer Stephen Spielberg and his Dreamworks Productions. Spielberg and Mendes had earlier worked together on American Princess. Later Mendes helmed the movie Road To Perdition and Revolutionary Road, each which was produced by Spielberg. The director will also produce alongside his Neal Street Productions partner Pippa Harris and Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall, with Michael Lerman co-producing. Neal Street Productions is filming Sam Mendes’ movie, 1917, for DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures. 1917 movie trailer 

Sam Mendes is thrilled to join forces with industry virtuosos like Stephen Spielberg and Donna Langley. Mendes claims that he has worked on the script for over a year, so he has his fingers crossed about his project being an exciting, thrilling venture. 1917 movie trailer

The Plot Of Sam Mendes’ Movie 1917

A brief synopsis of the movie describes that 1917 will focus. on a single day in the lives of two wartime soldiers during the peak of WWI. Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay; Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman will enact the titular soldiers, while the roles of other cast members including Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, and Mark Strong are under wraps. While not much is known about the plot of Sam Mendes’ 1917, fans believe. that the devastating Battle Of Arras and the second Battle Of Aisne may serve as major themes for the film. The Battle of Arras, which took place between April and May 2017, likely corresponds to the film’s shooting schedule. 1917 Sam Mendes 2019 Casting cast trailer

1917 premieres on 25th December, 2019.