Behind the Scenes: 1917 – a race against time, crossing enemy territory!

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. 

Cast:
George MacKay
Dean-Charles Chapman
Mark Strong
Andrew Scott
Richard Madden
Claire Duburcq
Colin Firth
Benedict Cumberbatch

Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917 opting for a one-shot approach adding intensity and realism to the gripping story.   Mendes wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s Penny Dreadful). 

 

 

Produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures.

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