Sam Mendes has new World War I drama on the way called “1917,” and Universal Pictures released a first look trailer for the film, which is scheduled to release in early 2020. The film is getting an early Christmas day release in a limited number of theaters, so check local listings to see if the movie is screening early to your area. If not, you will most likely get a chance to see the film over its nationwide release a few weeks later.

Fans of Mendes might know him best from his work on “Skyfall”, “Spectre” and “American Beauty,” and his new movie is scheduled to premiere on January 10th. The movie stars Richard Madden, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Colin Firth, Teresa Mahoney, George Mackay, and Gerran Howell.

The studio described the film adding, “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.”

Mendes wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s Penny Dreadful). The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris (co-executive producer, Revolutionary Road; executive producer, Away We Go) for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (co-producer, The Rhythm Section; associate producer, Spectre), Callum McDougall (executive producer, Mary Poppins Returns, Skyfall) and Brian Oliver (executive producer, Rocketman; Black Swan).

The film is produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures. If you need to set a reminder, Universal Pictures will release the film domestically in a limited release on December 25th, 2019 and wide on January 10th, 2020.

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