Universal will release Sam Mendes’ and DreamWorks Pictures’ World War I film “1917” on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, in limited screens, the company announced Thursday.
The film will go wide on January 10, 2020.
Mendes, who wrote the original script with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, will direct and produce the film. Pippa Harris — his partner at Neal Street Productions — will also produce along with Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall. George MacKay (“Captain Fantastic”) and Dean-Charles Chapman (“Game of Thrones”) are set to star.
Previously, Amblin Partners won the pitched spec package to finance “1917” in a battle with New Regency, Paramount and Sony, according to Deadline. The plot is being kept under wraps. The film will begin production next April.
“1917” marks a reunion for Mendes and DreamWorks. The British director made his first feature, the Oscar-winning “American Beauty,” under the DreamWorks label, followed by two other productions — “Road to Perdition” and “Revolutionary Road.”
“1917” also marks Mendes’ return to the big screen after directing James Bond movies “Skyfall” and “Spectre” back to back. Mendes most recently directed the London stage production of “The Ferryman.”
Mendes is repped by CAA.
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